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Don’t subsidize green energy

I read in The NEWS that BC Hydro has just announced that Qualicum Beach will be the recipient of a high-speed electric vehicle charging station, free, albeit paid for by BC Hydro rate payers.

Did Hydro not just recently announce a five-year plan with rate increases of 28 per cent? Oh how easy it is to spend other people’s money.

When I refill my vehicle with gas for say $65, about $18 dollars goes to taxes. When an electric car recharges the only expense is the cost of electricity. And now Qualicum Beach has kindly decided to pick up the tab for the cost of hydro to recharge these electric vehicles, by locating this station right downtown beside TOSH.

Hey how sweet is that, do a bit of grocery shopping and get a free tank of electricity, all in less than an hour. Isn’t there something wrong here?

Jim Bergot

Qualicum Beach

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