Keywords: UBC, Site C, Hydro, Dams, Energy, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Employment, Jobs, Environment, Sustainable, Conservation, Water, Governance, British Columbia
In a November 23 report issued “by a team of researchers led by Dr. Karen Bakker ” finds “Site C creates fewer jobs and has larger environmental impact.” (1)
“[…New Research Report: Comparative Assessment of Site C Employment (17 November 2017)
A new UBC report compares employment numbers from Site C versus the alternatives, and concludes: stopping Site C will create a larger number of sustainable jobs in the province, including in the Peace Region.
UBC’s Program on Water Governance has conducted a detailed comparison of employment generated by Site C versus the alternative portfolios put forward by BC Hydro and the BCUC.
- Our analysis indicates that terminating Site C and pursuing the alternatives results in modest job losses in the short term, and substantial job gains in the medium and long-term.
- These jobs are generated by remediation, conservation, and alternative energy projects.
- Terminating Site C and pursuing any alternative portfolio creates a higher number of sustainable jobs in the province, including in the Peace Region.
- Site C provides the least jobs per dollar spent.
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Hi Alex, the information you are seeking is in the reference link. Check out this report as it has the numbers on jobs created by the alternatives, best of luck with your research. http://watergovernance.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2017/11/20-11-17-Press-Release-UBC-Site-C-Employment-Report-FINAL.pdf