Hi Friends and Supporters
NB Power must update its Integrated Resource Plan every three years and are currently asking for feedback for its next revision in 2020, and the deadline for comments is Nov 30 2019. https://ourenergyfuturenb.ca/.
I am asking you to take their survey and put your priorities on renewable energy and low rates. There is also a section at the end that you can provide comments and I hope that you will tell NB Power to support a public investment into renewables.
Over the last 5 years I have developed a fully Integrated Resource Plan that achieves a 95% renewable portfolio that is based on least cost sustainability principles. This alternative to NB Powers IRP shows a public investment into our renewables will keep energy rates lower than business as usual, both immediately and, in the future. It will also allow NB Power to pay down its debt and become very profitable which can help fund important social programs as well as create great paying jobs while also keeping rates lower than currently planned. Renewables are the least cost option to supply our power of the future and we need our publicly owned utility to start investing in them instead of making the mistake of privatization like other provinces have done like Ontario and Nova Scotia that have some of the highest rates in Canada.
A summary of my IRP can be found at the following link.
If you support low energy rates and clean renewable energy, I am asking you to send the following letter to the official decision makers using the email addresses provided at the top of the letter.
Thanking you in advance for supporting clean energy and low rates.
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