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How is it that Quebec's hydropower does not find its way to Ontario?


It does, but only in small amounts, since we Quebeckers gobble up most of it, heating our houses and whatnot, so there's not much left to sell. One of the smart ways we would have of reducing our deficit, if the politics would work, would be to raise Quebec rates. That would prompt some Quebeckers, currently heating with electricity, to switch to heating with gas, at least where gas is available (3/4 of the province), and leave more to export to Ontario and the northern US. The end result would be less total waste, since gas is 95% efficient for heating but only 50% efficient for making electricity. So we would have Quebeckers using X kWh less energy for heating, and X kWh more in gas for heating, and Ontarians would import the X kWh of electricity, and use 2X less gas for making electricity, saving Canada X kWh of squandered gas.
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