The Dirt on Clean Energy

Author(s)
Libby Dean & Gail Baikie
Year of publication
2016
Research Theme / Community
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

Overview

Have you heard of the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Dam? What about the Maritime Link? Both of these developments are part of a larger project that will significantly reshape the way energy is produced, delivered, and used in the Maritime provinces. 

The project has been dubbed a "win" for green energy (since hydroelectric power will be replacing dirty fossil fuel power) and celebrated as a vehicle for bringing new economic development to a region with high unemployment and poverty. But communities close to the dam are questioning these claims as they watch the landscape around them be destroyed and little economic benefit trickle down to long-time residents. "The Dirt on Clean Energy" digs into these issues using creative storytelling and exciting visuals.

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