Saturday, May 01, 2010

PEI to buy Quebec Electricity

Quebec and Prince Edward Island are currently negotiating the sale of Quebec's hydroelectricity to the smallest province of Canada. Right now, the residents of the island get their electricity from New Brunswick. But, it's very expensive and not very environmentally friendly. Quebec's clean hydroelectricity should make a good replacement for the burning of coal. This is great. We have a surplus of energy and we need to exploit it by exporting it. Hydroelectricity is cheap and green. There is no rival for it these days. Quebec should be exporting it everywhere it can.
CHARLOTTETOWN - Le Québec et l'Ile-du-Prince-Edouard négocient présentement la vente d'électricité d'Hydro-Québec à la plus petite province du pays.
Les résidants de l'île sont ceux pour qui l'électricité est la plus chère au pays, une situation à laquelle le premier ministre Robert Ghiz entend bien remédier.
D'où ces négociations qui ont été entreprises il y a déjà plusieurs mois entre son gouvernement, celui du Québec et Hydro-Québec.
Read more at Métro.

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  2. The CYJV study indicates that inorganic mercury is present in the sediment, soil, and vegetation that would be subject to flooding by the Three Gorges Project. Canadian experience with the impoundment of rivers to create reservoirs for hydroelectric dams demonstrates that methyl mercury, a central nervous system toxin, is formed through bacterial synthesis in flooded soils and vegetation. The methyl mercury so produced is accumulated by fish, and is thus a potential health hazard for consumers of fish.

    The process of methyl mercury production occurs naturally in lakes and rivers but certain new reservoirs in northern Manitoba and northwestern Quebec in Canada have resulted in a four to six-fold increase in methyl mercury concentrations in fish. In particular, methyl mercury contamination has become a significant issue at the La Grande hydroelectric complex (Phase I of the James Bay Project) which was built by Hydro-Québec in northwestern Quebec between 1970 and 1984, and will continue to play a role in the Quebec government’s plans to proceed with additional hydroelectric development in the same region.

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