October 30, 2016

...AND CHEAPER...:

U.S. looks to Canada for green power (Bill Loveless, 10/30/16, USA TODAY)

[E]ven as the pros and cons of the North American Free Trade Agreement continue to be debated in the U.S. election campaigns, new opportunities for commerce among the three countries are emerging, including opportunities in energy.

Among the biggest openings involves imports of clean electricity from Canada, where hydropower provides the bulk of the nation's power supply, with plenty to spare.

Electricity harnessed from dams and reservoirs in Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario and British Columbia accounted for 63% of Canada's electricity supply in 2015, with nuclear energy following at 13%, and wind energy way behind but growing at 2%.

All told, 83% of Canada's electric generation is emission-free, compared to 32% for power supplies in the U.S. and 25% for those in Mexico, according to Sergio Marchi, the president and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association.

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