Hydroelectricity: the example of the mayor of New York

The sale of surplus hydroelectricity to New York City could represent an interesting economic opportunity for Quebec, while allowing the American metropolis to reduce its ecological footprint.
The hen has expressed interest in Quebec hydro, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, however, made comments that relate to reflection: “Fossil fuels must remain in place in the ground,” a- he said.

In the same vein, we are entitled to wonder how the Prime Minister, François Legault, can reconcile his promotion of hydroelectricity with the mayor of New York, and his support for projects such as Gazoduq and Énergie Saguenay, which aim to exploit fossil gas obtained by hydraulic fracturing that emits a very large amount of GHG.

Should not Prime Minister Legault follow the example of the mayor of New York and stop encouraging the development of new fossil fuel projects?

We must remember that the Nobel Prize for Economics was awarded to two precursors of green growth in 2018 and that it is possible to produce renewable natural gas and biodiesel from our own domestic waste and our forest residues. which would create more upstream jobs at home, rather than favoring the exploitation of Alberta’s fossil energy.

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