Reel Water Productions

An Adventure Documentary by Bryan Smith

  • 49 Megawatts

    An Adventure Documentary by Bryan Smith

    Web Exclusive: $15.00


    As the world begins to acknowledge the immediate need to curb greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to slow global warming, British Columbia is responding with an aggressive push for clean and sustainable energy. 49 Megawatts takes a close look at the future of British Columbia’s rivers after the issuing of hundreds of private water licenses for power production. In an attempt to uncover the backroom politics behind the approval of the Ashlu Creek Hydro Project, Bryan Smith reveals how British Columbia is fast tracking hydro projects under the name of “green power” without efforts to curb power demand, adequately assess the environmental impacts of “run of the river” hydro projects, or consider the input of local communities and governments.

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