research product . 2020

Issues and challenges associated with tidal power as a greenhouse gas reduction strategy for remote diesel-dependent communities along British Columbia’s West Coast

Dahlquist-Axe, Hannah;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
In British Columbia (BC), Canada, a majority of electricity is produced and distributed by the crown corporation BC Hydro, which sources 90% of their power from hydroelectric generation. However, many remote areas around the province lack connection to the electrical grid and consequently depend upon diesel generators for electricity production, resulting in negative environmental externalities and an increased cost of power. To understand present legislative, technological, and financial barriers to the use of tidal energy as a strategy to displace the use of diesel in BC, and how they may be overcome, I reviewed and analyzed existing literature, and sourced pr...
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free text keywords: british columbia energy, clean energy, marine renewable energy, remote community energy, tidal energy, tidal power
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