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Canadian firm offers N.E. more hydropower

Cost is low, but concerns raised

The Carillon Generating Station is a hydroelectric power plant on the Ottawa River near Carillon, Ontario. Opened in 1964, it is managed and operated by Hydro-Quebec, which provides about 8.5 percent of New England’s power. The Carillon Generating Station is a hydroelectric power plant on the Ottawa River near Carillon, Ontario. Opened in 1964, it is managed and operated by Hydro-Quebec, which provides about 8.5 percent of New England’s power. (Canadian Press via Associated Press)
By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / October 23, 2010

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A Canadian utility wants to transmit large amounts of energy from remote hydroelectric dams in Quebec to New England, an effort that comes as concerns over climate change prompt environmentalists and policy makers to reexamine the power source long vilified for its harm to wildlife and waterways. (Full article: 919 words)

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