Power to the private sector

I'm a big believer in the power of the private sector to accomplish things government and the public sector

Dear editor:

I’m a big believer in the power of the private sector to accomplish things government and the public sector could never even dream of.

The private sector does not get bogged down in special interest agendas or spin its wheels on protracted policy debates that lead nowhere.

The private sector is pragmatic and flexible.

The private sector simply sees opportunities, and unfulfilled needs, and responds with concrete action and cost-effective products and services.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in the leadership of the private sector in developing innovative clean energy solutions. The private sector is not waiting around to see whether climate change is caused by humans or not, or whether this country or that one will be the first to lower its GHG emissions.

In an energy hungry world that has long understood the downsides of coal, clean energy simply makes sense.

The groundswell of profound change underway in the energy sector is leaving governments and public policy in the dust.

When it comes to clean energy, the competitive free enterprise forces that govern the private sector are definitely firing on all cylinders.

And unlike the public sector, where risk is borne by taxpayers, the private sector is shouldering the risk and shielding taxpayers which is exactly how it should be.

Christopher Law

Coquitlam, B.C.

 

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