Thursday, December 3, 2020

Tag: Dam

Advancing the Science on Dam Renewal and Removal

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There are tens of thousands of large hydro dams in North America, built in the 1940s and 50s, that are nearing the end of...

Greenhouse Gas Footprints of Reservoirs Revealed

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When hydropower reservoirs trap organic matter, it leads to higher local greenhouse gas emissions. The emissions are not increased; rather, they are displaced. A new...

SNC-Lavalin Wins Clean Energy Award for Jimmie Creek Project

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SNC-Lavalin has announced that its work on Alterra Power Corp. and Axium Infrastructure Inc.’s Jimmie Creek Hydroelectric Project won Clean Energy BC’s Project Excellence...

Cranbrook Releases Time-Lapse Video of Dam Rehabilitation

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The City of Cranbrook has released a time-lapse video of the dam rehabilitation at Idlewild Lake. Deemed by B.C.'s Ministry of Forests, Lands and...

New Research Forecasts Impacts of Proposed Hydroelectric Development on Local Communities

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New research from Harvard University has forecasted human exposure to methylmercury levels in areas of Canada where new hydroelectric development is being considered will...

Concern for Mount Polley Mine Water Management

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In the aftermath of the August 4, 2014, Mount Polley mine disaster, the communities of Mount Polley and Likely, B.C., approved the diversion of...

Award Given to Ontario First Nation for Hydropower

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The Pic Mobert First Nation is the recipient of a 2016 Ontario Waterpower Association Innovation Award for solving an energy infrastructure dilemma while safeguarding drinking...

Association Pays for the Restoration of Wetlands

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If a landowners property has previously been drained by a man-made ditch, they are eligible to receive a one-time payment

BC Hydroelectric Focus of United Nations Concern

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Meanwhile, Site C and BC Hydro continue to work with Firs Nations communities. In July, BC Hydro and the McLeod Lake Indian Band reached agreements on anticipated economic developments from the project. The agreements include an Impact Benefits Agreement, a Contracting Agreement, as well as a Tripartite Lands Agreement, which involves the B.C. provincial government.

Dam Mismanagement?

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Dam Problems The announcement of a $900 million class-action lawsuit against the Ontario government is a part of ongoing efforts of the communities in Ontario’s...

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