Solar Colwood a positive force

Re: Colwood to host electric vehicle charging stations, News, Feb. 29. 2012.

Re: Colwood to host electric vehicle charging stations, News, Feb. 29. 2012.

Solar Colwood, what a contentious program this is and yet there is much to be said for it, regardless of what the critics say.  Especially as some of those critics can more appropriately be called “sore losers.”

Along with the enthusiastic Coun. Judith Cullington, Colwood’s mayor and council should be looking to expand the program as far as they can go.

This would include changes to building codes and bylaws, whereby future developers were required to install solar panels on the roofs of new homes and commercial buildings, along with “green” roofs where possible, solar hot water systems, the ductless split heat pumps, electric vehicle charging stations on each new home with multiples in commercial buildings.

This would really put the Solar Colwood initiative on the map, making it a truly forward thinking program.

At this point the vocal naysayers would have their concerns addressed, leading them to believe in the future of solar power along with the rest of us who can see it, especially if the program is broadened to all new development as suggested.

Cullington, stay as committed as you are, don’t let them get you down, but perhaps you might backpedal a little on electric vehicle charging stations until we see how many electric cars really are being sold, not too many so far, and if B.C. Hydro can generate enough power if and when thousands of B.C. residents start plugging in overnight.

Pamela Jackson




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