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Electricity in Canadia

Posted by Rich Sweeney on November 14, 2007

is absurdly clean. In fact, America’s Hat generates only 21% of its electricity from fossil fuels, compared with 68% in the US. That’s largely because Canada has at ton of hydro (~60%). Surprisingly, it also has a quite a bit of nuclear (~15%).

Given the glaring disconnects between available renewables supply curves and some proposed RPS quotas in the US, maybe we should look into working more with our neighbor to the north.

Anyways I don’t have anything too brilliant to say.  I’m helping my boss prepare for a speech in Toronto next week and was just looking for an excuse to include this:

One Response to “Electricity in Canadia”

  1. Nick said

    A logical question: so why, then, are our emissions per capita just as bad🙂 ?

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