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Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman on Voice of BC

Rich Coleman and Vaughn Palmer, Voice of BC, Oct 27, 2011

Rich Coleman on Voice of BCMinister of Energy, Mines and Housing talks to Vaughn Palmer about an array of interesting topics about electricity, natural gas, shale gas, mining, smart meters, carbon neutrality, deferral accounts, BC's GHG.

 On Raven and BC's carbon accountability:

  • Where the eight new mines are that Christy Clark promised. Coleman names eight mines, after saying "They're all over the place." Coal mine in the northeast, five copper mines in the northwest, New Afton, Copper Mountain. On Raven, Coleman acknowledges there is a lot of controversy, and says that people have to recognize the economic opportunities;
  • BC's responsibility for carbon emissions, including the carbon releases from coal and natural gas. Coleman acknowledges the issue, and avoids an answer.

Click here to watch the show on Vimeo
(the energy and mining topics start at 21:00 and run to 45:25. Raven specifically begins at 33:30)

Click here to listen to the audio track.