Water and Waterpower: Taken for Granted

Norris, Paul
July 2013
Water Canada;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p6
The author discusses the importance of waterpower as the primary source of renewable energy in Ontario. He mentions that while people strongly support the increase production of waterpower, they also prefer more for new electricity, solar and nuclear power. The author further highlights the need to communicate to make relevant decisions with respect to electricity options in the short and longer term.


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