Expensive art installment, formerly known as the White Pines Wind Project. Photo by Rob Garden http://facebook.com/garden.rob
The IPCC has declared a climate crisis requiring immediate action. It is urgent that we replace expensive fossil fuel energy with renewables.
The County has declared a climate emergency. So what should the County proceed to address our climate emergency ?
Here are some suggestions:
- Because we are facing an emergency situation we must keep all renewable energy options open. Therefore, Council should inform the provincial government we are no longer an “unwilling host”.
- Because the White Pines Energy Project if allowed to proceed could supply over half the residents of the County with low cost, renewable energy, the provincial government should place a hold on the dismantelling of this project.
- Because circumstances have dramatically changed, the Council should inform residents of climate science requirements to keep emissions below 1.5 degrees C and as a result, determine if residents’ attitude towards this project have changed.
- Council should appoint a Sustainability Planner/Project Coordinator and replicate the award-winning project to reduce energy poverty developed by Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.