Nation of the Dammed
Below are links to some recent writing I have done in my part-time role with the Interfaith Task Force on Northern Hydro Development.
The Canadian hydropower industry is spending billions on hydro-electric dams, largely for export to the U.S. Will those exports of hydropower displace coal-fired generation – as industry leaders claim – or will they simply keep one of the most energy-inefficient societies in history air conditioned and re-charged while global temperatures continue to rise?
Nation of the Dammed (the online version has a more subdued title)
Will Canada’s hydropower boom help cool the climate?
Huffington Post Canada
Sept 19, 2011
– op ed version of “Nation of the Dammed”
– a similar piece also appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press