Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver’s Renewable City Strategy has run into its first major obstacle as the BC Utilities Commission rejected (for the 3rd time) a proposal from Creative Energy to construct a biomass plant in False Creek and operate a district energy system.
Currently downtown Vancouver and over 200 buildings are getting their heat from a steam loop powered by burning natural gas. Creative Energy operates the facility with a steam loop system and even the City of Vancouver admits there is no way to use that system without burning something. So the plan is to use biomass.
But that’s not why the BC Utilities Commission rejected the proposal. Instead, they were denied because the plan would grant Creative Energy a monopoly.
Watch as I explain what I found out about Creative Energy that set off alarm bells.
Questions of monopoly aside, it seems to me there are also questions about biomass and emissions too.
This is the kind of nonsense and intellectual dishonesty that causes people to wonder what planet the folks behind the Renewable City Strategy are from!
If you’re like me and concerned not only about the plan to end natural gas use within the city but also about the potential cronyism between Creative Energy, Westbank Projects and City Hall then go to www.BadIdea.ca and sign and share my petition.