VICTORIA, B.C. – In response to Premier David Eby’s plan for the future of clean energy in B.C. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement:
“We support BC Hydro's call to procure power and the province's recognition that we need to act now to meet growing demand and to supply clean energy in the province.
“However, the admission that we need more energy should have come years ago when the alarm bells first sounded. After the BC NDP suspended the Standing Offer Program in 2019, many small renewable energy projects spearheaded by First Nations were left in the lurch. We are keen to learn more about the details of the new program and how it will support independent power projects and Indigenous nations.