17 Nov '11, 3am

Canada Boosting Hydro Power to 88.5 GW to Replace US Coal

Canada Boosting Hydro Power to 88.5 GW to Replace US Coal

Much of the new clean power is for exporting to the US – at least initially. “Each terawatt hour of hydro exported to the United States largely replaces fossil fuel generation,” says Irving. In Canada, only 19% of power comes from coal, so exporting it to the dirtier US grid will have more effect on global greenhouse gas emissions. Current hydropower exports to the US already reduce continental greenhouse gas emissions by at least half a million tons annually, he says.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/11/16/canada-boosting-hydro...

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