Nova Scotia’s failing on climate change – The Coast

Nova Scotia’s failing on climate change – The Coast

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 2016270 Views

A response to last week’s Q&A with premier Stephen McNeil.

Nova Scotia’s new Electricity Plan Implementation Act and policies will intentionally leave the province at the back of the pack for climate mitigation and pollution reduction. This is unacceptable.

Premier McNeil stated recently that Nova Scotia’s coal reduction plans are based on ideas of future mega projects—Gull Island in Newfoundland and tidal power projects that may never happen—rather than a real plan.

Major coal reductions for electricity can take place if Nova Scotia utilizes 350 MW, not 150 MW, of power from Muskrat Falls next year. At least another 300 MW of reductions could be in place within two years by importing power from Quebec, which can be contracted for at an attractive cost.

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