Hydropower

Will the World Bank's Latest Mega Expansion Cause Mega Damage?

Patricia Adams | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Patricia Adams

The World Bank wants to add tens of billions of dollars to its annual budget in an effort to eliminate "extreme" poverty by 2030. But decades of misma...

The Wrong Kind of Chill During a Heat Wave

Ron Dembo | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Ron Dembo

In the past few days I have received a number of requests form Toronto Hydro asking me to conserve. So when I went into the Body Shop on Bloor Street in Toronto at midday on Wednesday the 17, the doors were wide open as if they were trying hard to air condition Toronto. I beat up on them to close the doors and they did.

Run-of-River 101: Human Scale Hydro

David Dodge | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada
David Dodge

When I first heard of "run-of-river" I had it way wrong, I imagined a thousand little micro-turbines in a mountain creek turning like pinwheels as the water flows by. It's more of a kinder, gentler version of bigger hydro power projects -- none of the flooding of massive tracts of land.

Thinking Outside the Pipeline

Rachel Ryan | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Ryan

Neither opponents nor advocates of the Keystone XL pipeline have entertained auxiliary projects that would reconcile both concerns, such as hydropower. Given the undeniable environmental and economic benefits, it's difficult to understand why or how policy makers have failed to recognize it as a viable solution.

Will Canada's Hydropower Boom Help Cool the Climate?

Will Braun | Posted 11.19.2011 | Canada
Will Braun

Leaders in the Canadian hydropower industry believe North America can dam its way to a cooler climate, but some experts say that continual increases in energy supply -- whatever the source -- are not the optimal response to the climate crunch. The answer is not more energy, but much more efficient use of it.