Proposed Pump Storage Project
TC Energy is proposing to develop an energy storage facility that would provide 1,000 megawatts of flexible, clean energy to Ontario’s electricity system using a process known as pumped storage.
Save Georgian Bay
Save Georgian Bay, a Meaford-based citizen’s group with supporters across the region, opposes TC Energy’s proposed pumped storage project co-located at the existing 4th Canadian Division Training Centre on Department of National Defence (DND) lands in Meaford (on the Niagara Escarpment and in Georgian Bay).
The Save Georgian Bay Association issued a Strategic Environmental Assessment report that challenges the claim of TC Energy that this project is “One of Canada’s largest climate change initiatives.” As claimed, the proposed project will not reduce carbon levels in the earth’s atmosphere. In fact, it will likely increase carbon levels, as discussed in Section 8.0. Our research concludes a net increase in carbon emissions when all factors are considered. Furthermore, others have proposed viable alternatives that achieve the purpose of off-peak energy utilization while reducing carbon emissions and not harming the environment or posing a risk to human life.
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6 comments on “Community Impact”
It’s getting to the point where all that is good is being ruined so the human greed can continue to profit. Hasn’t anybody noticed that enough is enough? That nature isn’t going to stand for it anymore? But the human race will suck up everything, the greedy will get their perceived rightful portion without giving a rat’s ass about their children’s future let alone all the other precious creature who inhabit this planet.
Thanks for your comments on the Save Georgian Bay Blog. I understand your frustration, and the best way to release it is to engage with the people that sympathize with your point of view. We are in a democracy, and your voice counts. So, participate and kill two birds with one stone.
The small amount of carbon Canada produces is incignificant
Thanks for your comments on the Save Georgian Bay Blog. Canada has a small population, but it’s the 2nd largest country in the world geographically. Within its borders, you are probably correct, but the wind and water currents don’t respect borders and pollution drifts into Canada from our neighbours. In a world where the population grows exponentially, we must manage our resources better.
Censorship abounds where small minds exist
If you are referring to TC Energy distributing artistic presentations of their project to convince citizens of Meaford with beautiful but unrealistic designs, then I agree. We have made numerous requests for more technical data, such as how much cement they will need for the project, without success. TC Energy is censoring access to vital data for air and water quality along with many other environmental issues tabled by independent engineers for impact assessment during and post-construction.