26 Apr '11, 10pm

Sparsely Populated Nunavut Considers Micro-Nuclear to Cut Fossil Energy Costs

Sparsely Populated Nunavut Considers Micro-Nuclear to Cut Fossil Energy Costs

Various options for cleaner, cheaper energy are being mulled, along with micro-nuclear plants. Although Canada is a world leader in hydro electricity, the province claims that the bids it has received for a new hydro project far exceed the costs of the mini nuclear plant. Mackey said a recent proposal for a hydro-electric power plant in Iqaluit was estimated to cost $200 to $500 million over the next 40 years, while some competing micro-nuclear designs pitched to QEC have promised to meet the same energy needs for $15 million over the same period.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/04/26/sparsely-populated-nu...

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