Can Canada be an energy export superpower?

Dear Sir:

Canada is only 0.5 per cent of the world population, but we used about three per cent of the world’s electricity. However, our potential is so great that we could power the world several times over.

For example, we get over half of our electricity from hydro power and a few per cent from wind power. But in the Bay of Fundy alone, the tidal flow exceeds that of all rivers and streams on our planet, so that potential is huge. As for wind power, the potential in both the US and Canada is so great that either country could meet the world’s total electricity demands.

As for our solar power potential, according to Natural Resources Canada, we also could (almost) power the whole world with electricity.

A report by the Geological Survey of Canada points out our potential for geothermal electric power production is so great that it is “one-million times greater than our current use.”

Think of all those potential jobs created all over this great country.

Even better, those renewable energy sources will never run out!

Sincerely,

Martin Holzbauer

Terrace, B.C.

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