Last month, we were the first to tell you environmental groups had prepared six recommendations for how clean electricity can be responsibility developed in British Columbia. Those recommendations, which have been submitted to the government's green energy advisory task force, were endorsed by 25 groups, including the David Suzuki Foundation, the Pembina Institute, Watershed Watch Salmon Society and West Coast Environmental Law. But PowerUp Canada wasn't on that list. So what happened? Well, in email, the society's executive director Tzeporah Berman stated she actually thinks "the recommendations are quite good." But Ms. Berman, who's also a member of the task force, didn't "sign on to the them primarily because of the short time line" between when she saw the draft recommendations and when the groups wanted to submit them.
January 7, 2010