From: University of Victoria
Published May 4, 2017 08:35 AM

Clean energy survey studies British Columbia First Nations involvement

A new survey on clean energy was released this week by the BC First Nations Clean Energy Working Group in partnership with UVic’s School of Environmental Studies and Clean Energy BC. The survey, “First Nations and Renewable Energy Development in BC,” had 105 responses from the 203 First Nations in BC. According to its co-author, Kara Shaw of UVic's School of Environmental Studies, this is the first attempt to document the range and impacts of renewable energy development by First Nations in this province.

Sixty-eight per cent of respondents indicated significant barriers to involvement

“The results identify a wide variety of projects, differing in size, technology, and application,” says Shaw, “however 68% of respondents indicated they are experiencing substantial barriers to entry and expansion in renewable energy development.”

 

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