Port Metro Vancouver still Waiting on Information from Surrey Fraser Docks

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMPort Metro Vancouver (PMV) is not ready to make a decision regarding Surrey Fraser Dock’s application to build a Direct Transfer Facility to handle up to 4 million metric tonnes of coal at their facility in Surrey, B.C.
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2,000 Apply to speak at Kinder Morgan Pipeline Hearing

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMThe deadline for applications to speak at the National Energy Board’s hearing on the proposed Kinder Morgan (Trans-Mountain) Pipeline expansion proposal is over. Around 2,000 applicants came forward. Several Lower Mainland communities, the governments of BC, Alberta and Washington, as well as 40 First Nations (4 of which came from Washington state) have applied.
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Riverside Energy Systems Shows BC’s Solar Potential

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMAccording to Dave Egles’ study, the Potential for Solar Power in British Columbia: 2007 to 2025, BC’s climate is much more amenable to solar than either Germany’s or Japan’s. The average production of a PV solar array in Kamloops, for example, is 1160 kWh/kW of PV installed. Even Vancouver (1009) has much more solar potential than Tokyo (885) or Berlin (only 848).  One of our readers has provided more recent data that shows the last two figures are probably too low (see comments, below), but it is obvious BC has a great deal of untapped potential.
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