This is a show I rescued from obscurity. Recorded originally on analog cassette, the tape had been trodden upon. At great pains, I rewound the tape into a new cassette and transferred to this format. the audio quality suffers somewhat, but the material in both Ranyn Seibold's segment on the power industry in British Columbia, and George Monbiot's discussion of war, empire, and energy are still highly relevant.
BC Hydro's plan to spend at least $1 billion to replace our current electricity meters is making people angry and they are questioning why the rush, and why no debate.
People will be travelling from all over the area to demonstrate opposition to the Hydro plan at the Legislature, Wed. June1, at 12 noon.
At the same time, John Horgan, MLA, Energy Health Critic, and Sue Hammel, MLA, are presenting petitions with hundreds of signatures to the Legislative Assembly demanding a halt to the "Smartmetering and Infrastructure" program, before the session ends on Thursday June 2nd.
The purpose is to bring to the attention of government and the public the many deficiencies in the plan as presented. Organizers stress that these meters are not "green" as originally claimed, nor do they save any energy, or money for customers and the province, while in fact the reverse is true in that they waste energy - and our money - in order to function.
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