|Energy and Resource options has been a topic of much discussion|
this week in the BC Legislature
The topic of accessing more Canadian oil and gas and adding to the infrastructure for refining petroleum as a way of reducing the cost at the pump for Canadians was part of the narrative for Skeena MLA Ellis Ross this week in the British Columbia Legislature.
The MLA who is the Liberal Party's energy critic, highlighted how British Columbia could be doing much more towards development of its own resources while expanding on the global scene for countries looking for ethical options for their energy needs.
He began his contribution to the debate on Monday as part of the morning session of the Legislature and as part of his narrative for the Legislature, Mr. Ross noted how revenues derived from British Columbia resources contribute towards education, health care and a number of other areas of spending in the province.
He also noted of some of the past projects that have packed up and left the province, as well as to point to some of the current projects still under consideration, including projects in Kitimat and the Nass Valley, that could use some advocacy from the provincial government towards moving to the development stage.
Some of the Skeena MLA's comments from the Monday session can be reviewed from the video below
Mr. Ross returned to the discussion as part of Tuesday's debate on themes related to the Low Carbon Fuels Act, that discussion theme was focused on some of the work of First Nations leaders and representatives towards innovation and work on renewable energy elements.I'll give you an example, one that plays directly into Bill 15, where we're talking about a company called Nation Clean Energy, in partnership with Rocky Mountain GTL Inc.
Now, I know sometimes when we talk about zero emissions, we're talking about technicalities and we're talking about formulas, and maybe we're talking about some trading of carbon credits. In this case here, that's not what they're talking about. In fact, if anything, they've actually partnered up with the Musqueam.
The director of business development, Jay Mearns, was in this Legislature today talking with members of government, from what I understand.
Included on Mr. Ross's list of those participants towards clean energy options was that of a familiar name on the North Coast.
I know the counterpart up in Prince Rupert. His name is Chris Sankey. He used to be a councillor for Lax Kw'alaams and went into the private sector. He's all over the place in terms of the energy sector.
They're typical of what First Nations are starting to evolve into. They're looking for clean energy solutions, in response not only to what B.C. is considering but also what Canada is considering, as well as the world ...