Posted on February 21st, 2012 by

Hydro Quebec recently responded to a study commissioned by the Conservation Law Foundation challenging the amount of carbon (CO2) emissions that may be reduced as a result of The Northern Pass offsetting energy produced by the burning of fossil fuels.

From the HQ response:

The facts on hydropower emissions, using a life-cycle analysis approach over a period of 100 years, are actually quite simple. Québec hydropower emissions are:

•similar to those from wind power
•only a quarter of those from photovoltaic solar facilities
•40 times less than those from a gas-fired power plant
•about 100 times less than those from a coal-fired plant.

As we’ve noted previously, New Hampshire’s Climate Action Plan has set an aggressive goal of reducing carbon emission 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050…

The Plan’s recommended actions include the importation of hydro power from Quebec; a project like The Northern Pass.

 


Posted on February 21st, 2012 by

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