Québec-Ontario Partnership Yields Results

Québec Premier Philippe Couillard and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne chaired a joint meeting of cabinet ministers today in Québec City. At the meeting, the Premiers signed two new Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), as well as an amendment to the Ontario-Québec Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The two provinces also agreed to take action in several key areas, including economic development, energy, pension administration and climate change.

Ontario and Québec committed to collaborate on economic development and...

The Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership(REEEP) is a non-profit, specialist change agent aiming to catalyse the market for renewable energy and energy efficiency, with a primary focus on emerging markets and developing countries.reeep.org/31/home.htm

The mission of DESERTEC Foundationis the fast global implementation of the DESERTEC Concept. Suitable deserts can be found on all the inhabited continents of the Earth. The key technologies for the generation and transmission of...

Renewable energy (IESO figures as of June 2015)

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Nuclear power fits well with an ideology of state control of energy sources in a few locations.  Renewablesare a drag for state energy planners.  So consequently, any place that has nuclear power also has a nuclear lobby that's well financed and well connected.  But I still think the only ethical approach is to make rational choices based on deaths in the millions or billions rather than on the power politics you want to promote.

Number of deaths from Chernobyl

The 4000 deaths is clearly wrong.  It's authoritative - published by no less than the WHO...

Electric power may need to be stored when there is excess power available so that it can be released when needed. StanislavPejovic, in a recent seminar, proposed that we need as much storage capacity as the amount of intermittent renewablesto provide for those days when there is no wind or sun. Although with widely distributed grids this is less likely to happen, it is certainly something to ponder.

There are a variety of ways that this can be done ...

  • Pumped hydro - Conventional pumped hydro uses two vertically-...

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Type Total MW
Hydro-electric 8,462
Bio-fuel 455
Solar 40