The Microwave Killing Fields

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“Green” Microwaves,
Global Warming Cultdom,
BC Hydro
& Agenda 21
Back in ’03, a fellow teacher and I
had registered as intervenors
at B.C. Hydro’s first hearing
on rate increases.
This hearing was to reveal
Gordon Campbell’s disastrous
“energy plan.”
Buried in the hundreds of pages of
information, handed to us, were some revealing numbers. The energy plan would be buying privately generated electricity

at over $0.12 per kilowatt-hour,

well above the half-cent per

kilowatt-hour that it was

costing Hydro to generate power,

from its own “heritage resources.”

Nine years later, we have two tar

sands bitumen pipelines

proposed for this province.

These will add giant loads to

Hydro’s grid and they will be

enjoying a huge subsidy,

courtesy of B.C. Hydro

and its ratepayers.

You see, Hydro’s industrial rate,

even for new accounts,

is only about 4.4 cents

per kilowatt-hour but,

Hydro’s

latest call for private power

is offering 12.4 cents a

kilowatt-hour.

Hence, the pipelines are on track

to get

a subsidy of $0.08 per kilowatt-hour.

Electrical demand figures

obtained for Enbridge’s highly

disputed Northern Gateway Project

are staggering;

77 megawatts for condensate

pumping and 116 MW

for the bitumen pumping.

This adds to 193 MW which far

outstrips B.C. Hydro’s largest

customer, Highland Valley Copper

with its power demand of 120 MW.

Gateway will consume power

at the same rate as about

200,000 homes.

B.C.’s second bitumen pipeline,

Kinder Morgan’s

Trans Mountain expansion, is

skillfully flying under

the radar in terms of scrutiny.

However, a proportional

comparison with the

Northern Gateway,

based on length

and pumping capacity,

yields an estimated power

demand

of 230 MW.

Together, these two

pipeline projects will consume

10 million kilowatt-hours a day

and they will add over

420 Megawatts of base power

demand, to the grid.

They will obtain a daily

operating subsidy of $800,000

and an annual subsidy of $292

million, courtesy of B.C. Hydro.

Eric Andersen, a retired federal

government economist

from Galiano Island, has analyzed

Hydro’s cash flow situation

and he concludes that it is

headed for bankruptcy.

This is hardly surprising

when marginal energy sales don’t

cover the cost of marginal

power purchases.

There will be beneficiaries

to this situation;

the pipeline companies,

the private power producers

and the corporate interests

that will eventually pick up

B.C. Hydro for pennies

on the dollar.

DAVE SIMMS

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A simple search on Google Scholar
(which searches for only
scholarly articles and papers):
First: General Radio Frequency
radiation… not an issue.http://www.rrjournal.org/doi/abs/10.1667/RR3601.1
Comparative Study of Cell CycleKinetics and Induction ofApoptosis or Necrosis after

Exposure of Human Mono

Mac 6 Cells to Radiofrequency

Radiation

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