Hydroelectricity

Canada needs a national energy strategy yesterday and Trudeau must take lead – Michal C. Moore

Energy technology is changing rapidly, Canada risks being left behind unless it prepares for future with national energy strategy The premiers met last week and one of the topics on the table was the “Canadian Energy Strategy,” which is turning out to be all platitudes and pablum, the typical Canadian approach to contentious policy issues. […]

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Hydroelectric generators among United States oldest power plants

Hydroelectric generators have only increased slightly in recent decades Conventional hydroelectric generators account for 7 per cent of the operating electricity generating capacity in the United States and about 6 per cent to 7 per cent of US electricity generation each year, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Conventional hydroelectric plants are different from pumped-storage facilities, which produce

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New England clean energy push lauded, but more transmission capacity needed

New England clean energy could help reduce costs, provide reliable sources of power MONTPELIER, Vt. _Companies designing projects to bring clean electricity to southern New England say they’re grateful Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have finally made a request for proposals to carry that power to the region. But meeting the region’s longer-term goal of

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‘Clean’ hydroelectric power poses northern methylmercury threat: study

Harvard study on hydroelectric projects published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Hydroelectric projects will put more methylmercury pollution into northern ecosystems than climate change, suggests a new Harvard University study. Methylmercury, a neurotoxin created as mercury blends with bacteria, is linked to heart issues and intellectual problems in children. High levels

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