Scrap Bipole altogether: Manitoba Greens

“We have enough electricity to meet our needs until at least 2020,” Green Party leader James Beddome said Wednesday … Standing in Memorial Park, across from the Manitoba Legislature, Beddome said if Manitobans reduce their energy consumption, Manitoba Hydro will have enough power to serve both people within the province and meet the needs of the export market.

Pending an energy assessment, a Green government may scrap the $5.6-billion Keeyask Generating Station project and the $5-billion Conawapa project on the Nelson River, Beddome said.

In broader strokes, the Green platform calls for plans to reduce their consumption of energy, the use of transportation in general and the consumption of other natural resources.

(ExcerptRead the article in the Winnipeg Free Press.