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Published on The Doomstead Diner  May 24, 2020

 

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We are taking a break this week on the Collapse Cafe to NOT talk about COVID-19 as the main topic of conversation, althought it does of course work it's way into this discussion.  It's almost impossible nowadays to talk anbout ANYTHING without Coronavirus working its way into the conversation.

However, in this one I talk with Irvine Mills, a long time contributor to the Diner Blog, who also runs his own blog, The Easiest Person to Fool.  .  Irv is a recently retired Electrician for Ontario Hydro, the Electric Power Authority in Ontario Canada.  His career spanned 31 years as he moved up the ranks from Trainee to Foreman and finally Manager for his district.  He lives nearby one of the Nuke Plants he was responsible for in Kincardine, on the shore of the Great Lake they call Huron.  Not Gitchee Gumee (Lake Superior), that's to the north.  lol.

Great Lakes maps

 

As reservoirs of Fresh Water go, the Great Lakes are among the very largest sources in the world.

Fresh Water Around the World

  • The Antarctic ice sheet holds about 90 percent of the fresh water that exists on the Earth’s surface. The ice sheet covers approximately 8.7 million square miles. The Greenland ice sheet also contains large volumes of fresh water. These two ice sheets account for more than 99 percent of the fresh water ice on the planet.
  • The American Great Lakes account for 21 percent of the Earth’s surface fresh water.
  • Lake Baikal in Russia is considered the deepest, oldest freshwater lake in the world. It holds about 20 percent of the Earth’s unfrozen surface fresh water, the largest volume in the world.
  • Lake Victoria, which spreads across the African countries of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, is the second largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area.
  • Africa’s Lake Tanganyika is the second deepest freshwater lake, and holds the second largest volume of fresh water. It’s the longest lake, and extends across Burundi, Zambia, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

Of course, this water is not quite as "Fresh" as it used to be, given the amount of manufacturng that has gone on since the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Oil.  You all have heard I trust about the water issues in Flint, MI, which is just the most famous of communities curently with Pollution problems dating well back into the Industrial era.  All the Great Lakes have this problem to one extent or another, as do the other Big Lakes like Baikal in Mother Russia and Victoria in Africa.  The big Ice Sheets of Antartica and Greenland where MOST of the Global Fresh Wter is stored aren't too polluted, but that is real difficult water to access.  Like close to impossible.

The water in Lake Baikal is not all that useful either, because so much of it is down DEEP.  It would take a shit load of energy to pump that water back UP, to make it useful for say farmland irrigation.  Of all these big fresh water reservoirs, because of quirks of Geography and how the continents migrated over the millenia, the Great Lakes are probably the MOST useful fresh water supply, but even they have their limitations.  You couldn't for instance pump the water in a pipeline to Arizona to irrigate that desert, it's too far and it's uphill.  Again, this is energy prohibitive to try.

However, right around the Great Lakes area, it's a gret source of water for irrigation, so that locality shouldn't be going dry anytime too soon regardless of how the weather patterns change.  It still does take some energy to pump this water to the fields though, of course.

The sceond area this enormous supply of water has is as a source of energy in the form of Hydroelectric Power, because from where it feeds in to where it finally makes its way to Sea Level, it cascades downward from one lake to the next and the Energy of that falling water can be harvested all along the way.  You all are familiar of course with one of the bigger waterfalls, Niagara.

 

Although Niagara is dumping the most water and produces the most electricity, there are locations where the water drops even further, just not in such copious amounts.  These plants produce quite a significant amount of energy, enough to powere their own locality, if it were wired up that way, which currently it is not.  At the top of the article you ill find an image of just such a plant, although that one is in Oz, not Canada.  Irv explains how this works in our discussion.

A closer look at Canada's nuclear plants | CBC News Finally, the copious amount of water in the region is useful for proving the Coolin that the Nuke Plants need not to oveerheat and in worst case scenarios, Meltdown.  this hs its downsides of course too, since there is the potential for contamination of the water supply as well as possible damage to the ecosystem.  The fishies living in the lake may not appreciate taking a Hot Water bath.  We discuss these issues as well along the way in this week's Collapse Cafe.

All in all, when you consider the relatively low population density of the Great White North of Canada, their current supply of Hydroelectric Power and Nuke Power and the fact they do have their own supply of Fossil Fuels and they are in the right location on the globe to withstand substantial Global Warming, it's probably one of the best plaes on earth left ot be living.  If I didn't live in another great one, the Last Great Frontier of Alaska, I would consider migrating there myself.

Below you will find a table with links to the current Electric Pow generating plants in Canada:

 

In the coming weeks, we will be discussing further topics of the Collapse of Industrial Civilization that are of interest to the Collapse Aware (aka Kollapsnik), beginning with a favorite topic of mine, FOOD.  Here is a snippet from one of the upcoming videos:

 

Nuclear

Nuclear power accounts for roughly 60% of Ontario's power generation, and represents the baseload of its power supply [1]. The government plans to maintain nuclear power's role in energy generation through to 2025. Ontario currently has 16 nuclear units in operation. These reactors amount to 11,400 MW of generation capacity and are located at three sites. The stations were constructed by the provincial Crown corporation, Ontario Hydro. In April 1999 Ontario Hydro was split into 5 component Crown corporations with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) taking over all electrical generating stations.

Name Location Capacity (MW) Date Owner Ref
Bruce Nuclear Generating Station 44°19′31″N 81°35′58″W 6,276   Ontario Power Generation (operated under contract by Bruce Power) [2]
Darlington Nuclear Generating Station 43°52′22″N 78°43′11″W 3,524   Ontario Power Generation [3]
Pickering Nuclear Generating Station 43°48′42″N 79°03′57″W 3,100   Ontario Power Generation [4]
TOTAL   12,900      

Fossil fuel

List of all fossil fuel generating stations in Ontario.

Name Location Capacity (MW) Date Owner Type Ref
Essar Cogeneration Facility 46°31′21″N 84°21′32″W 63.0 June 13, 2009 Algoma Energy LP Blast Furnace Gas [5]
Brighton Beach Generating Station Windsor 580   Ontario Power Generation Natural Gas [6]
Cardinal Cogeneration Plant Cardinal 156   Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Natural Gas [7]
Cochrane Cogeneration Station Cochrane 38.3   Algonquin Power Natural Gas [8]
Cornwall Electric (CDH District Heating) Cornwall 5 1995 Fortis Ontario Inc. Natural Gas [9]
Durham College District Energy Oshawa 2.4 March 11, 2008 Durham College Natural Gas [10]
East Windsor Cogeneration Centre Windsor 84 November 6, 2009 East Windsor Cogeneration LP Natural Gas [11]
Goreway Station Brampton 874 June 4, 2009 Sithe Global Power Goreway ULC Natural Gas [12]
Greenfield Energy Centre Courtright 1,005 October 16, 2008 Greenfield Energy Centre LP Natural Gas [13]
Greenfield South Power Plant Sarnia[14] 280 Under Construction Greenfield South Power Corporation Natural Gas [15]
GTAA Cogeneration Plant Mississauga 117 February 1, 2006 GTAA Natural Gas [16]
Great Northern Tri-Gen Facility Kingsville 12 Under Construction Great Northern Hydroponics Natural Gas [17]
Halton Hills Generating Station Halton Hills 683 September 1. 2010 TransCanada Natural Gas [18]
Iroquois Falls Power Plant Iroquois Falls 120   Northland Power Natural Gas [19]
Kapuskasing Power Plant Kapuskasing 40   Atlantic Power Corporation Natural Gas [20]
Kingston Generating Station Kingston 110   Northland Power Natural Gas [21]
Kirkland Lake Cogeneration Station Kirkland Lake 102   Algonquin Power Natural Gas [22]
Lake Superior Power Facility Sault Ste. Marie 110   Brookfield Renewable Power Natural Gas [23]
Lennox Generating Station 44°8′46″N 76°51′9″W 2,100   Ontario Power Generation Fuel oil / Natural Gas [24]
London Cogeneration Facility London 17 December 31, 2008 Fort Chicago Natural Gas [25]
Nipigon Power Plant Nipigon 40   Atlantic Power Corporation Natural Gas [20]
North Bay Power Plant North Bay 40   Atlantic Power Corporation Natural Gas [20]
Ottawa Cogeneration Plant Ottawa 68   TransAlta Natural Gas [26]
Portlands Energy Centre Toronto 550   Ontario Power Generation, TransCanada Natural Gas [27]
Sarnia Regional Cogeneration Plant Sarnia 506 January 1, 2006 TransAlta Natural Gas [26][28]
St. Clair Energy Centre St. Clair Township 577 March 30, 2009 St. Clair Power LP Natural Gas [29]
Sudbury District Energy Cogeneration Plant Sudbury 5 January 1, 2006 Toromont Energy Natural Gas [30]
Sudbury District Energy Hospital Cogeneration Plant Sudbury 6.7 Under construction Toromont Energy Natural Gas [31]
Thorold CoGen L.P. Thorold 265   Northland Power Natural Gas [32]
Trent Valley Cogeneration Plant Trenton 8.3 January 1, 2006 Sonoco Natural Gas [33]
Tunis Power Plant   43   Atlantic Power Corporation Natural Gas [20]
York Energy Centre King 393 May 2012 York Energy Centre LP Natural Gas [34]
Warden Energy Centre Trenton 5 June 4, 2008 Sonoco Natural Gas [35]
Windsor Cogeneration Plant Windsor 68   TransAlta Natural Gas [26]
TOTAL   13,933.3     Operational  

Renewable

Biomass

List of biomass electrical generating stations in Ontario.

Name Location Capacity (MW) Date Owner Type Ref
Atikokan Generating Station 48°50′17″N 91°34′15″W 205 September 10, 2014 Ontario Power Generation Biomass [36]
Becker Cogeneration Plant Hornepayne 15.0 On Hold 1721027 Ontario Inc. Biomass [37]
Algonquin Power Energy-from-Waste Brampton 15.1   Algonquin Power Biomass [38]
Calstock Power Plant Hearst 35   Atlantic Power Corporation Biomass [20]
Cochrane Cochrane 42   Northland Power Biomass [39]
East Landfill Gas to Energy Project Niagara Falls 1 December 2007 Glenridge Gas Utilization Inc. Landfill Gas [40]
Eastview Landfill Gas Energy Plant Guelph 2.5 August 18, 2005 Ecotricity Guelph Inc (Guelph Hydro) Landfill Gas [41]
Hamilton Cogeneration Plant Hamilton 1.6 July 10, 2006 Hamilton Renewable Power Inc. Digester Gas [42]
Thunder Bay Generating Station Thunder Bay, Ontario 153 February 9, 2015 Ontario Power Generation Biomass [43]
Mapleward Renewable Generating Station Thunder Bay, Ontario 3.2 July 2010 Synergy North Landfill Gas [44]
Trail Road Landfill Generating Facility Ottawa 5.3 January 31, 2007 PowerTrail Inc. Landfill Gas [45]
TOTAL   360.5     Operational  

Hydroelectric

List of all hydroelectric generating stations in Ontario.

Name Location Capacity (MW) Date Owner Ref
635294 Generating Station 48°25′31″N 80°18′21″W 0.522 May 1987 635294 Ontario Inc. [46]
Abitibi Canyon Generating Station 49°52′40″N 81°34′15″W 349   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Aguasabon Station 48°47′33″N 87°6′44″W 51   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Alexander Station 49°9′2″N 88°20′57″W 68   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Andrew Generating Station 46°30′52″N 84°20′50″W 47 1938 Brookfield Renewable Power [48][49]
Appleton Hydroelectric Dam 44°15′13″N 88°24′35″W 1   TransAlta [26]
Arnprior Station 45°25′08″N 76°20′52″W 82 1976[50] Ontario Power Generation [51]
Aubrey Falls Mississagi River 162 1969 Brookfield Renewable Power [52]
Auburn Generating Station Peterborough 2   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Barrett Chute Station 45°14′43″N 76°45′36″W 176 August 6, 1942[53] Ontario Power Generation [51]
Batawa Trent River 5   Innergex Renewable Energy

[54]

Big Chute Station Coldwater 10   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Big Eddy Station Bala 8   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Bingham Chute Station Powassan 1   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Bracebridge Falls 45°02′19″N 79°18′31″W 2.6   Lakeland Holding [55]
Brewer’s Mills Generating Station Seeley’s Bay 0.9 1939 Energy Ottawa [56]
Burgess Creek (Mill Stream) Generating Station Bala 0.14   KRIS Renewable Energy [57]
Burk's Falls 45°37′10″N 79°24′42″W 1.1   Lakeland Holding [55]
Calabogie Station Renfrew 4 November 1917[58] Ontario Power Generation [51]
Calm Lake GS East of Atikokan 9   H2O Power LP [59]
Cameron Falls Aux Sables River 4   Brookfield Renewable Power [52]
Cameron Falls Station Nipigon 87   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Campbellford Hydroelectric Dam Campbellford 4   Algonquin Power [60]
Caribou Falls Station Kenora 91   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Carmichael Falls Generating Station Cochrane 20   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Cascade Steel Generating Station Parry Sound 1.2 1919 Parry Sound PowerGen [62]
Chats Falls Generating Station[note 1] 45°28′30″N 76°14′18″W 96   Ontario Power Generation [63][64]
Chaudiere #2 Generating Station Amelia Island Ottawa 8.4 1892 by E.H. Bronson Energy Ottawa [65][66]
Chaudiere #4 Generating Station Ottawa 9.3 1900 Energy Ottawa [67]
Chenaux Station 45°35′06″N 76°40′25″W 144   Ontario Power Generation [51]
Coniston Station Sudbury 5   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Crowe Bay Station Trent Hills 2   Hydro One  
Current River Generating Station Thunder Bay 0.5 January 1987 Current River Hydro Partnership [68]
Crystal Falls Station Sturgeon Falls 8   Ontario Power Generation [47]
DeCew Falls I Generating Station 43°07′07″N 79°15′50″W 23   Ontario Power Generation [69]
DeCew Falls II Generating Station 43°07′08″N 79°15′41″W 144   Ontario Power Generation [70]
Des Joachims Station 46°10′52″N 77°41′45″W 429   Ontario Power Generation [51]
Dryden Dryden 3 1986 Macquarie Power & Infrastructure [71]
Dunford Generating Station Scott 45 1908 Brookfield Renewable Power [72]
Ear Falls Station Ear Falls 22   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Elliott Chute Station Powassan 2   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Eugenia Station Grey Highlands 6   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Fenelon Falls Station Trent–Severn Waterway 2.6   Shaman Power Corp  
Fort Frances GS Fort Frances 10   H2O Power LP [59]
Francis H. Clergue Generating Station Sault Ste. Marie 52   Brookfield Renewable Power [48]
Frankford Station Frankford 3   Ontario Power Generation [47]
G.W. Rayner Mississagi River 46   Brookfield Renewable Power [52]
Galetta Hydroelectric Dam Almonte 2   TransAlta [26]
Gananoque Generating Station Gananoque 0.7 1939 Energy Ottawa [73]
Gartshore Generating Station Sault Ste. Marie 23   Brookfield Renewable Power [48]
Glen Miller Trenton 8   Innergex Renewable Energy [54]
Shand Dam Belwood Lake 0.6   Grand River Conservation Authority [74]
Conestogo Dam Conestogo Lake 0.6   Grand River Conservation Authority [74]
Guelph Lake power plant Guelph Lake 0.1   Grand River Conservation Authority [74]
Hagues Reach Generating Station Campbellford 4   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Hanna Chute Generating Station Bracebridge 1   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Harmon Generating Station Kapuskasing 141   Ontario Power Generation and Moose Cree First Nation [47]
Harris Generating Station Wawa 13   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Healey Falls Generating Station Campbellford 12   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Heywood Generating Station St. Catharines 6.5 September 1989 St. Catharines Hydro Generation Inc. [75]
High Falls (Ontario) 45°05′20″N 79°18′11″W 2.3   Lakeland Holding [55]
High Falls Station Carleton Place 3   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Hogg Generating Station Sault Ste. Marie 19   Brookfield Renewable Power [48]
Hollingsworth Generating Station Wawa 23   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Hound Chute Generating Station 47°18′19″N 79°41′51″W 4   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Hurdman Dam Mattawa 0.57   Algonquin Power [76]
Indian Chute Generating Station Elk Lake 3   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Island Falls Generating Station-Mattagami Smooth Rock Falls 20 Under Construction TransAlta [77]
Island Falls Generating Station-H2O Power Smooth Rock Falls 40 1925 H2O Power LP [78]
Jones Falls Generating Station Elgin 2.4 1949 Energy Ottawa [79]
Iroquois Falls GS Iroquois Falls 30   H2O Power LP [59]
Kagawong Generating Station Kagawong 0.75   Oakville Hydro Energy Services [80]
Kakabeka Generating Station Oliver Paipoonge 25   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Kenora GS Kenora 8   H2O Power LP [59]
Kingston Mills Generating Station Kingston 1.9 1915 Energy Ottawa [81]
Kipling Generating Station Kapuskasing 233   Ontario Power Generation and Moose Cree First Nation [47]
Lac-Seul Station Ear Falls 12   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Lakefield Generating Station Lakefield 12   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Little Long Generating Station Kapuskasing 133   Ontario Power Generation and Moose Cree First Nation [47]
London Street Dam Peterborough 4.1   Peterborough Utilities  
Long-Sault Rapids Dam Cochrane 16   Algonquin Power [82]
Lower Notch Generating Station 47°08′21″N 79°27′15″W 274   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Lower Sturgeon Generating Station Timmins 14   Ontario Power Generation [47]
MacKay Generating Station Sault Ste. Marie 62   Brookfield Renewable Power [48]
Manitou Station Ear Falls 73   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Marmora Dam Marmora 1   Shaman Power Corp  
Matabitchuan Generating Station 47°07′24″N 79°29′41″W 10   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Matthias Generating Station Bracebridge 2.95 1950 Orillia Power Generation [83]
McPhail Generating Station Wawa 13   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
McVittie Generating Station Sudbury 3   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Merrickville Generating Station Smiths Falls 2   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Meyersburg Generating Station Campbellford 5   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Minden Generating Station Minden 4 1934 Orillia Power Generation [84]
Misema Hydroelectric Dam Marter Township 3Solar 2003 TransAlta [26]
Mission Generating Station Wawa 16   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Moose Rapids Hydroelectric Dam Sudbury 1   TransAlta [26]
Mountain Chute Station Greater Madawaska 170 November 11, 1967[85] Ontario Power Generation [51]
Nairn Falls Dam and Generating Plant Nairn and Hyman   1915 Vale Limited [86]
Nipissing Station Nipissing 2   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Norman GS Norman 10   H2O Power LP [59]
Otter Rapids Generating Station 50°10′52″N 81°38′08″W 182   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Otto Holden Station 46°22′42″N 78°43′43″W 243   Ontario Power Generation [51]
Pine Portage Station Nipigon 142   Ontario Power Generation [47]
R. H. Saunders Station 45°00′28″N 74°47′34″W 1,045   Ontario Power Generation [51]
Ragged Chute Hydroelectric Dam 47°16′35″N 79°40′21″W 7   TransAlta [26]
Ragged Rapids Generating Station Bala 8   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Rankine power station[note 2] 43°04′28″N 79°04′43″W     Niagara Parks Commission [87]
Ranney Falls Generating Station Campbellford 10   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Red Rock Falls Mississagi River 41   Brookfield Renewable Power [52]
Robert A. Dunford Generating Station Wawa 45   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Sandy Falls Generating Station Timmins 5.5 1911–2010 Ontario Power Generation [47][88]
Scott Falls Generating Station Wawa 22   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Serpent River Serpent River 7   Brookfield Renewable Power [52]
Seymour Generating Station Campbellford 6   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Shekak Generating Station Hearst 19   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Sidney Generating Station Trenton 4   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Sills Island Generating Station Frankford 2   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Silver Falls Station Thunder Bay 48   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Sir Adam Beck I Generating Station 43°08′57″N 79°02′40″W 498   Ontario Power Generation [89]
Sir Adam Beck II Generating Station 43°08′45″N 79°02′41″W 1,499   Ontario Power Generation [90]
Sir Adam Beck Pump Generating Station 43°08′40″N 79°03′36″W 174   Ontario Power Generation [91]
Smoky Falls Generating Station Kapuskasing 268   Ontario Power Generation and Moose Cree First Nation [47]
Sonoco’s Mill Dam Glen Miller 8   Innergex Renewable Energy  
South Falls Generating Station Bracebridge 5   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Steephill Falls Generating Station Wawa 15   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Stewartville Station 45°24′26″N 76°30′24″W 182 September 21, 1948[92] Ontario Power Generation [51]
Stinson Generating Station Sudbury 5   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Sturgeon Falls GS East of Atikokan 8   H2O Power LP [59]
Thomas Low Generating Station Renfrew 4 September 2015[93] Renfrew Power Generation [94]
Toronto Power Generating Station[note 2] Niagara     Niagara Parks Commission  
Trethewey Falls Generating Station Bracebridge 2   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Twin Falls GS Iroquois Falls 22   H2O Power LP [59]
Umbata Falls Marathon 23   Innergex Renewable Energy [54]
Valerie Falls Generating Station Atikokan 10   Brookfield Renewable Power [61]
Wawaitin Generating Station 48°20′38″N 81°29′08″W 13   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Wawatay Marathon 14 1992 Macquarie Power & Infrastructure [95]
Welland Canal Locks 1, 2 and 3 Welland Canal 6   Rankin Renewable Power [96]
Wells Mississagi River 239   Brookfield Renewable Power [52]
Whitedog Falls Station Kenora 68   Ontario Power Generation [47]
Wilson's Falls 45°03′44″N 79°18′38″W 2.9   Lakeland Holding [55]
TOTAL   8130.81      

Wind

List of all wind farms in Ontario.

Name Location Capacity (MW) Date Owner Ref
Adelaide Wind Farm Middlesex County 60 2014 Suncor Energy [97]
Amaranth Wind Farm 44°06′00″N 80°16′15″W 199.5 2008 TransAlta [98]
Amherst Island Wind Farm Amherst Island 75 2018 Windletric [99]
Armow Wind Grey County 180 2015 Pattern Energy [97]
Belle River Wind Farm Lakeshore 100 2017 Pattern Energy [99]
Bornish Wind Energy Centre Middlesex County 72.9 2014 NextEra Energy Canada [97]
Bow Lake Wind Project Sault Ste. Marie 58.32 2015 BluEarth Renewables [97]
Cedar Point Wind Power Project Lambton County 99.96 2015 NextEra Energy Canada / Suncor Energy [97]
Chatham Wind Farm 42°14′N 82°24′W 101.2 2010 Kruger Energy [100]
Clear Creek Point Wind Farm Norfolk County 9.9 2008 International Power [101]
Comber Wind Farm Essex County 165.6 2012 Brookfield Renewable Power [102]
Conestogo Wind Energy Centre I Conestogo 22.9 2012 NextEra Energy [100][103]
Cruickshank Wind Farm Kincardine 8.25   Enbridge [101]
Cultus Wind Farm Norfolk County 9.9   International Power [101]
Dillon Wind Centre Raleigh 78 2011   [100]
Dufferin Wind Farm Melancthon 91.4 2013 Longyuan Canada Renewables Ltd. [104]
Exhibition Place Wind Turbine 43°37′49.5″N 79°25′29.3″W 0.6 2002 WindShare [105]
Ferndale Wind Farm Ferndale 5.1   Sky Generation [106]
Frogmore Wind Farm Norfolk County 9.9   International Power [101]
Gosfield Kingsville 50 2011   [100]
Grand Renewable Energy Park Haldimand County 150 2015 Samsung Renewable Energy Inc, Korea Electric Power Corporation, Pattern Energy [107][108]
Greenwich Wind Farm Greenwich 99 2012 Enbridge [100]
Harrow Wind Farm Essex 39.6   International Power [109]
Henvey Inlet Wind Energy Centre (HIWEC) Reserve No 2 of Henvey Inlet First Nation community 300 2019 Pattern Energy, Nigig Power [110]
Huron Wind Tiverton 9 2002 Cameco, OMERS, TransCanada [111]
Kingsbridge Goderich 39.6 2006 Capital Power Corporation [100]
McLean's Mountain Wind Farm   60 2013   [100]
Mohawk Point Wind Farm Norfolk County 9.9   International Power [101]
Niagara Region Wind Farm Regional Municipality of Niagara 230 2016 Boralex [112]
North Kent Chatham-Kent 100 2018 Pattern Energy [99]
OPG 7 commemorative turbine Pickering 1.8   Ontario Power Generation [113]
Pointe Aux Roche Wind   48.6 2012   [100]
Port Alma Chatham-Kent 101.2   Kruger Energy [114]
Port Burwell Wind Farm Port Burwell 99 2006 Macquarie Power & Infrastructure [115]
Port Dover and Nanticoke Port Dover 105 2013 Capital Power Corporation [100]
Prince Sault Ste. Marie 189 2006 Brookfield Renewable Power [116]
Proof Line Wind Farm Lambton Shores 6.6   Sky Generation [101]
Providence Bay Wind Farm Providence Bay 1.6   Schneider Power [117]
Ravenswood Wind Farm Lambton Shores 9.9   Sky Generation [106]
Ripley Huron-Kinloss 76 2007 Acciona, Suncor Energy

[118][119]

Spence Wind Farm Township of Howard and Oxford 98.9 2011   [100]
Summerhaven Wind Energy Centre   125 2013   [100]
Thames River I Chatham-Kent 40   Boralex [120]
Underwood Wind Farm 44°20′20″N 81°27′32″W 181.5 2009 Enbridge [100][121]
Wolfe Island Wind Farm 44°10′N 76°28′W 197.8 2009 TransAlta [100][122]
TOTAL   3417.43      

Photovoltaic

Name Date Capacity (MW) Location Owner Ref
Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant 2010 97 Sarnia Enbridge  
Grand Renewable Energy Park 2015 100 Haldimand County Samsung Renewable Energy Inc, Korea Electric Power Corporation, Pattern Energy [107][108]
Arnprior Solar Generating Station 2009 23.4 Arnprior EDF Énergies Nouvelles  
TOTAL   222.4      

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The Flim-Flam Men by Cognitive Dissonance   I suspect if average Joe or Jane were asked to identify [...]

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Papers Please! By Cognitive Dissonance     For those who may not know, Mrs. Cog and I live in the mo [...]

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In other words, treat COVID-19 like a dry-run for the upcoming "big one" [...]

However don't expect strikes and yellow vests to fix underlying problems [...]

So how many more times are we going to hear that this is our last chance to take action in order to [...]

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"If there is no one left alive there is no need for an economy." As the costs of uncontrol [...]

The Great Pause Week 26: Beer Cascades"The Scots forest smallholding system is inherently democratic. It encourages innovation and pr [...]

The Great Pause Week 25: Carbon Negative Beer"Watt recognized, like few others in business, that carbon neutral is not good enough. We have [...]

The Great Pause Week 24: Can we have a hammer and dance for the climate emergency? "If your carbon audit is 5% above where it needs to be, the dance stops and the hammer falls. [...]

The Great Pause Week 23: Toppling Towers"The pandemic is just the sound of one shoe dropping."At 8 am on the morning of August 10, [...]

The folks at Windward have been doing great work at living sustainably for many years now.  Part of [...]

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What extinction crisis? Believe it or not, there are still climate science deniers out there. And th [...]

My new book, Abolish Oil Now, will talk about why the climate movement has failed and what we can do [...]

A new climate protest movement out of the UK has taken Europe by storm and made governments sit down [...]

The success of Apollo 11 flipped the American public from skeptics to fans. The climate movement nee [...]

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In reply to Harry McGibbs. Spain is at an A rating, so it still would have a fairly reasonable ratin [...]

In reply to Harry McGibbs. October is looking like a bad month, pretty much everywhere. [...]

In reply to Harry McGibbs. Cutting off air traffic to New Zealand was certain to make the situation [...]

In reply to Harry McGibbs. I am afraid economies around the world are going to have this problem. Th [...]

In reply to Harry McGibbs. Growth in the building of new homes allows both jobs to grow and energy c [...]

In reply to Bachs_bitch. Good points. If we have a debt jubilee here, only those who already are in [...]

In reply to Ken Barrows. Back to 10 mpb per day. Recovering from Laura, I guess. [...]

First of all, thanks for the recent back-to-back articles Steve. Always nice to pop in here and know [...]

@sp gp https://www.artberman.com/2020/09/03/stop-expecting-oil-and-the-economy-to-recover/ [...]

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Singularity of the Dollar

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