…Consumers expect to have reliable and affordable electricity. They also expect that it will be produced and delivered to them in accordance with environmental regulations and be available to them today, tomorrow and in the future.
The CNWC believes that striking the right balance among a range of electricity supply sources can fulfill these expectations. This means decision-makers must be realistic about the trade-offs among the various supply opportunities. Each supply option must be considered on the basis of: its environmental impacts; cost; contribution to meeting identified
electricity system needs (baseload, intermediate and peak demands); job creation and other economic benefits; safety; and, the willingness of the community to host the facility that is being sited….