Solar power

I just listened to a BBC podcast where this ex-Internet entrepreneur said that solar power would be the #1 source of power in the U.S. within 30 years. The economic development potential of that statement is in the billions of dollars. Someone told me that you can’t do solar power in Canada because it is too cold (even as the largest solar farm in the country is being put up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

The idea here is to find something that New Brunswick can truly be a leader at – in economic development terms. I read another press release where Premier Graham is going on and on about how innovative New Brunswick is. That is political posturing in a high art form (or not). New Brunswick is among the least innovative provinces or states in North America – if you are looking at R&D spending or Phds per capita or patents per capita or any of these measures.