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WWF study says renewable energy will work, save money in Arctic communities – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 2017266 Views

Study says there could be millions in cost savings and greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by up to 74%

Jan 04, 2017

A new study from World Wildlife Fund Canada’s Arctic Program says that renewable energy is not only possible for the Arctic — it could be cost-effective, as well.

“My biggest takeaway is that renewable [energy sources] in the Arctic are feasible and viable technically and economically,” said Claudio Canizares, principal investigator for the Fuelling Change in the Arctic – Phase II report.

“The results were much better than we expected.”

The report is the second phase of a study conducted by the University of Waterloo. The first phase identified five communities in Nunavut — Baker Lake, Saniqiluaq, Arviat, Rankin Inlet, and Iqaluit — where researchers believed renewable energy would have the greatest effect on efficiency and produce the most cost savings. This phase modelled potential emissions over a 20-year period.

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