friends of the MERRICKVILLE TURBINE

 

In 2011, the Friends of the Merrickville Turbine was formed by individuals concerned about the Parks Canada plan to scrap the turbine forthwith. In 2012, the Friends was incorporated, and it obtained Canada Revenue Agency charitable status. Parks Canada transferred ownership of the Turbine to the Friends in August 2012, which is now responsible for its upkeep.

 

PRESERVING THE HERITAGE OF HYDROELECTRICITY: THE GREENEST OF GREEN POWER

Yes, hydropower has been proven to be the greenest of Green Power by a large margin. In a multi-country study of total carbon emissions, including those used for construction, in the manufacture of the equipment and in energy conversion, hydro proved to be 40% cleaner than the next resource alternative, and 50-60 times cleaner than fossil fuel generation, see the table below.