Resources

Commentary: Hydro-Quebec offers misleading claims about power’s climate impact

BY BRADFORD H. HAGER

Pressherald.com (Jan. 5, 2019)

Hydro-Quebec’s claim that – as paraphrased by Portland Press Herald Staff Writer Edward D. Murphy – the electricity they would send south is “produced with none of the carbon emissions blamed for global warming” is dead wrong, directly contradicted by scientific research sponsored by Hydro-Quebec itself. I care deeply about aggressively addressing climate change, and I agree with the Press Herald Editorial Board (Our View, Dec. 9) that the most important question in evaluating the proposed transmission line to Massachusetts is whether it will reduce total greenhouse-gas emissions.

Commentary: Hydro-Quebec offers misleading claims about power’s climate impact

The net carbon footprint of a newly created boreal hydroelectric reservoir

https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2011GB004187

Making it Real: A Forum on Energy and Climate. Waterbury, Vermont August 12, 2018.

Researchers call for halting Muskrat Falls:

http://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/researchersscholars-write-open-letter-to-pm-to-halt-muskrat-falls-dam-230564/

Labrador Land Protectors – Home | Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/labradorlandprotectors/

Grand Riverkeeper Labrador Inc

www.grandriverkeeperlabrador.ca/

UNCLE GNARLEY

unclegnarley.blogspot.com/

https://www.internationalrivers.org/

Articles & Reports

Tripp Burwell. “Adieu, Romaine,” Forest Notes. Summer 2013. https://forestsociety.org/sites/default/files/la%20romaine%20story%20pdf.pdf

Alexis Lathem. “Damming Muskrat Falls: Land and River Protectors in Labrador Recharge the Debate on  Mega dams.” https://towardfreedom.org/archives/environment/damming-muskrat-falls-land-and-river-protectors-in-canada-recharge-the-debate-on-mega-dams/

Alexis Lathem. “Rage On, Sweet Romaine.” Alternatives Journal, Jan. 2014.www.alternativesjournal.ca

Jacques Leslie, “Large Dams Aren’t Worth the Cost,” New York Times, Aug. 22, 2014. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/…/large-dams-just-arent-worth-the-cost.html

David Massel. “History Lingers at Muskrat Falls,” Niche. Sep. 21, 2016. niche-canada.org/2016/09/21/history-lingers-at-muskrat-falls

Ossie Michelin. “The Mighty Fight for Muskrat Falls,” Briarpatch. May 1, 1017. https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/the-mighty-fight-for-muskrat-falls

Lois Parshley. “The Allure and Perils of Hydro power,” Undark. Nov 13, 2017.https://undark.org/article/hydropower-dams-albania-vjosa/

Synapse Energy, “Hydropower Greenhouse Gas Emissions” https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1209/ML12090A850.pdf.

 

Books

John Michael Greer. The Wealth of Nature. Economics as if Survival Mattered. New Society. 2011.

Patrick McCully. Silenced Rivers. The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams. London: Zed. 1996.

Jasques Leslie. Deep Water: the Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment. FSG. 2005.

Boyce Richardson. Strangers Devour the Land. Post Mills, VT: Chelsea Green. Reprint 1991.

Marie Wadden. Nitassinan: The Innu Struggle to Reclaim their Homeland. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre. 1991.