Friday, September 6, 2013

Six reasons renewable energy is important to First Nations

  1. Ownership of generation, ensures cheap electricity essential for commercial and industrial development;
  2. Renewable energy development produces jobs for First Nations;
  3. Revenue-sharing agreements produce long-term revenue sources for First Nations;
  4. Remote locations relying on transporting expensive diesel for electricity will benefit from a reliable source of power;
  5. Renewable energy generation is cheaper than alternatives in remote locations;
  6. The environmental benefits of renewable energy projects may align with traditional values of First Nations better than other projects.