Just weeks after Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador announced the deal to develop the Muskrat FAlls hydro project on the Lower Churchill, AIMS was invited to testify before the House of Commons Select Committee on Natural Resources.
With AIMS extensive work on electricity and electrical transmission, Vice President Barbara Pike used the opportunity to higlight the needed changes in policy to free the flow of hydro-generated electricity.
“I am not sure that there is a more secure or green energy source for Atlantic Canada, in fact Canada as a whole, than hydro generated electricity,” Pike told the MPs. “Freeing the flow, opening the transmission corridors, enabling provinces to transmit across interprovincial borders could mean that rather than two new nuclear plants in Ontario supplying future energy needs – there could be electricity generated at Gull Island in Labrador powering homes in Toronto, rather than New York.”
To read the complete Commentary based on AIMS’ presentation, click here.