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Not sure it means anything ... but the local energy companies are spending big on the feel-good adverts around here.

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Is that happening up there now?

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Is there a purpose, if so what?



bjchip

Is it happening... well sort of here in Nova Scotia... but a wee bit different.

As to purpose well the public hearings are beginning. Nova Scotia has the highest GHG intensity rank of any province in Canada and has been mandated to dramatically reduce coal as a source of electricity production. "We" turned down an offer to add a reactor to a nuclear power plant in next door New Brunswick, failed miserably at our efforts to develop tidal power*** and the results of our efforts in wind and solar have been scant. We really don't have a lot of prospective hydro power locations so methinks this is currently our best bet.

*** - Who would have thought that the engineers didn't expect a whole lot of sand and grit coming in and out with the fast moving tide to destroy the turbine relatively quickly. }};-O


Any <SOME DAYS, IT’S JUST NOT WORTH CHEWING THROUGH THE RESTRAINTS> mouse

Note: Check out who gets phase 2

http://www.nalcorenergy.com/lower-churchill-project.asp

Lower Churchill Project

The hydroelectric potential of Muskrat Falls and Gull Island make the lower Churchill River in Labrador the best undeveloped hydroelectric source in North America.
Together, they have a combined capacity of more than 3,000 megawatts, will be able to provide 16.7 terawatt hours of electricity a year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking 3.2 million vehicles off the road each year.

The hydroelectric potential of Muskrat Falls and Gull Island make the lower Churchill River in Labrador the best undeveloped hydroelectric source in North America. Together, they have a combined capacity of more than 3,000 megawatts, will be able to provide 16.7 terawatt hours of electricity a year and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions - equivalent to taking 3.2 million vehicles off the road each year.



http://weareenergy.ca/home/

https://www.google.ca/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=en-GB...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/03/10/f-provincial-...

Nova Scotia

Avg. price: 12.9¢/kWh (9th-lowest among provinces)

2010 capacity: 2,498 MW 2020 forecast capacity: 2,745 MW

Peak use (2011 forecast): 2,213 MW

Cross-border trade: Imports 294 gigawatt-hours (costs $18.4 million)

GHG intensity rank: 1st (highest)
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