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Nov 07

This B.C. First Nation is Harnessing Small-Scale Hydro to Get off Diesel

By Jimmy Thomson • DeSmog Canada • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 The rain comes down in a dense mist as John Ebell shows off the construction site of the Nicknaqueet River Hydro project, high on a hillside above the Wannock River in Rivers Inlet, a fjord on the central coast of B.C. It’s the perfect weather, he says,…
Aug 31

Hot Springs Cove Gains Ground with Hydro Project

Hot Springs Cove, BC — Each year more than half a million dollars in diesel is shipped by barges to generate electricity for the 50 or so people living in Hot Springs Cove. For the Hesquiaht First Nation north of Tofino, it’s a costly reliance on non-renewable energy. And as…
Aug 14

Wuikinuxv Nation receives funding for run-of-river hydro project

The proposed project is a 350-kilowatt hydro-diesel hybrid on the Nicknaqueet River Residents of Wuikinuxv Village have been successful in their bid for funding to build a hydroelectricity facility in their remote community on the central coast. The community houses approximately 80 people on-reserve and is located on the banks…
Jun 19

Hydro power project proposed at Hot Springs Cove

$7 million facility would decrease First Nation’s diesel dependency The Hesquiaht First Nation is putting a hydro power project together to decrease Hot Spring Cove’s dependence on diesel fuel. “The village of Hot Springs Cove has long been dependent on diesel generation for electricity…The diesel emissions are 580 tonnes annually,…
Mar 06

Search for geothermal energy could lead Yukon researchers a kilometre underground

Idea is to research territory's potential for geothermic energy An attempt to measure geothermal energy potential could soon have researchers in Yukon drilling a hole one kilometre deep near the Takhini Hot Springs. The idea was discussed Friday at a conference called the Future of Arctic Entrepreneurship in Whitehorse. "The objective is…