City completes planned project in under a decade. Wins award from local board that was less inspired by literally everything else (not) happening.
In a province where the SaskParty leads, this is what can happen:
It’s not a bad project, just not award-worthy. And I’m concerned RCE will give Councillor Hawkins another chance to justify calling Regina enviro-friendly. To give an example of how not friendly Regina is toward our environment, some of our latest bike parking infrastructure was installed in the 1990s (and is removed each Winter to inconvenience Winter cyclists). More recently a small rack showed up in front of Vic’s Tavern.
I did not expect this to ever be finished. I remember it being talked about at a green expo put on at Lakeview United Church last decade. There was some sort of issue with the supplier chosen at that time, and the project was delayed.
Congrats to the City employees who made this worthwhile project happen. It’s the first somewhat-renewable power generation project in the history of Regina.
Now, onto bigger and better things, I hope. The City still has some catching up to do.
Global Regina is claiming that it inches toward 50% renewables while burning what is essentially a fossil fuel (methane). This isn’t a good way to think. Rotting things in the landfill will not remain constant once we compost properly and methane production goes way down. Only 50 years of gas left for this engine, is the estimate. That’s assuming Wastegina ever gets that program going.
If you want the true picture of what direction SaskPower is inching, or rather galloping, toward read this: