Three parties vow to end Nunavut’s diesel dependence by 2030 – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201969 Views

7 October, 2019

“It’s super ambitious”

This federal election three parties are vowing to end Nunavut’s reliance on diesel for power by 2030.

Currently, all 25 communities in the territory are powered by stand-alone diesel plants operated by the Qulliq Energy Corporation, the only energy company in the country without any developed local energy resources.

Changing that would be a massive and costly undertaking.

“It’s super ambitious,” said Martha Lenio, an Arctic renewable energy specialist with the World Wildlife Fund.

“I think it’s doable, it’s just barely doable.”

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