Potential for northern solar energy


Sergio Marchi, President of the Canadian Electricity Association, highlighted the potential for northern solar energy, while being in Yellowknife yesterday.

“New technology is always more expensive at the front end and as you go through, the price drops. The NWT is already the second per capita on solar energy after Ontario. That is something I did not know. I knew they had solar because of our board members, but I did not know it was second per capita. That signals to me that you guys are doing something right. If you continue on this path, you go to a better place. You are taking advantage of that renewable energy in a way that is as good as any player across the country. That speaks volumes about your ingenuity.”

Marchi stresses that a one size fits all approach does work for northern Canada. He says that Ottawa must sit down with northern leaders to find a balance between affordable living and clean energy.

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Brandon Maher
Brandon Maher is a feature reporter with CKLB who comes from the muggy-air filled streets of Cambridge, Ontario. A graduate of the Radio, Television and Film program at Niagara College, Brandon has also worked with Rogers TV in Kitchener and Shaw TV in Calgary. For questions, concerns and story ideas contact Brandon at 867-446-6417.

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