Clean energy the topic of next luncheon

Clean Energy BC’s Paul Kariya will speak on job opportunities in the clean energy sector at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in two weeks. - Submitted
Clean Energy BC’s Paul Kariya will speak on job opportunities in the clean energy sector at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in two weeks.
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Clean energy will fuel a Campbell River Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon Jan. 19.

The theme of the lunch at the Anchor Inn on the Old Island Highway is “Clean Energy Drives the Regional Economy” featuring Clean Energy BC executive director Paul Kariya.

Kariya says B.C.’s clean-energy sector is an economic advantage for our province. “The sector creates good, family-supporting jobs in rural and First Nations communities and generates needed revenue for all levels of government.

“With the global economy still on shaky footing, you would think this made-in-B.C. success story would be welcome news. Yet in the wake of (the recent) review of BC Hydro, critics have used the report to stridently oppose clean energy from renewable resources like wind, run of river, biomass and solar.

To date, the clean-energy sector has created 18,000 person-years of employment in B.C.

And the sector has contributed more than $2 billion to B.C.’s economy, while contributing over $378 million to government for public services.

When the 27 projects in BC Hydro’s most recent clean power call are built, they will deliver another 3,800 person-years of construction employment and an additional $3.8 billion in capital investments including tens of millions of dollars in community spending that supports local small businesses.

For luncheon ticket information call the Chamber at 250-287-4636. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

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