What is the power of the future? That’s the question raised by Global News anchor Chris Gailus the other night, and it’s a very good question in light of what is going on in Japan.
The world uses 320 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity every day. And demand for electricity continues to grow at an incredible pace. We need power, and we need to get it from somewhere. But where?
In B.C., we’re very lucky to get most of our power from hydro. But as Global News reported, 12% of our electricity is imported from Alberta and generated by burning coal. I think we can do better than that. We can become 100% clean and renewable in this province.
I also think we have an obligation to the rest of the world to use our abundance of safe, clean, renewable energy wisely and not take it for granted, especially when we see others struggling with nuclear power and trying to clean up coal. We owe it to the world and to future generations to put our clean energy resources to good use.
Sandra Robinson, Maple Ridge