B.C.’s Liquified Natural Gas Ambitions: An Energy Forum Public Dialogue
Monday, 15 April 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We are Livestreaming at https://new.livestream.com/energyforum/BCLNG and taking questions via Twitter, hashtag #energyforum **
The Government of British Columbia would like to have at least three liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminals up and running on the B.C. coast by 2020. The province anticipates that these proposals will create more than $20 billion in new investment, as many as 9,000 new construction jobs, and about 800 long-term jobs. The plants would also generate an estimated $1 billion a year in public revenue, the government says.
But at what cost? Many fear that the associated increase in carbon pollution will effectively erase the province's climate change targets. Others cite the significant ecosystem risks associated with an expected increase in natural-gas hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in northeastern British Columbia.
What is the path forward? Come and listen to a panel of business, energy, and climate experts, and then share your views. Each panelist will be offered 10 minutes to speak, then we'll open up the floor to dialogue.
The event will be live streamed over the web, and we will welcome questions via the Twitter hashtag #energyforum. (Please see below for details re: live stream.) An archived version of the event will be posted on Youtube and Vimeo within 48 hours of the event. Details can be found on energyforum.ca
Note: This is the first public event from The Energy Forum: An Industry NGO Collaboration.
Host and Moderators:
Linda Nowlan, Director, Pacific Conservation, World Wildlife Fund Canada
Merran Smith, Director, Clean Energy Canada at Tides Canada
Paul Kariya, Executive Director, The Clean Energy Association of British Columbia
To Be Confirmed
"LNG 101: Global, national and provincial considerations."
Associate professor, Environmental Studies and Political Science, the University of Victoria
"Looking upstream: Ecosystem impacts of hydraulic fracturing in northeast B.C."
Executive director, Coastal First Nations
"A First Nations perspective on coastal LNG plant proposals."
Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia
"LNG: A climate change perspective."
President, Steve Davis & Associates Ltd
"The case for powering LNG plants with renewable electricity."
Vice President of Policy and Communications, Business Council of British Columbia
"LNG Economics: Perspectives on the Potential Implications of LNG Development for B.C.'s Economy"
Not in Vancouver - no problem! We will be livestreaming the event at https://new.livestream.com/energyforum/BCLNG