2008-09-03

Wood-waste energy plan stagnant?

B.C. Hydro did not release a second call for proposals to produce energy from wood waste and beetle-killed pine trees slated for July.

B.C. Hydro spokesman Dag Sharman said while the second call for proposal was not released as planned, discussions are ongoing with the provincial ministries of energy and forestry, reflecting on the lessons learned from first call for bioenergy.

Issues under discussion include tenure, the access to timber and logging waste, and stakeholder engagement, said Sharman.