Permitting Issues in British Columbia and Alberta: Wind and Run-of-River Projects

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Brad Armstrong, Q.C., Krista L. Hughes and Monica Balaski
Insight Conference: British Columbia Power Summit (December 6-7, 2005)

The importance of renewable energy resources cannot be overstated. In a climate of rising oil and natural gas prices, enhanced environmental awareness and increasing evidence that fossil fuel supplies are finite, politically vulnerable and environmentally taxing, renewable energy is a promising energy alternative. While not totally without impact on the environment, renewable energy is cleaner than fossil fuels and, by definition, cannot be depleted.