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IESO Long-Term 2 RFP Engagement – April 4, 2024

The Chute, First Falls, Ivanhoe River – Photo by Mark Clement

Unfortunately, the hydropower industry, as well as all levels of government, have ignored the extensive body of evidence compiled over the last few decades, indicating that hydroelectric reservoirs contribute approximately 5 to 7% of global GHG emissions that, individually, can rise to the level of a gas-fired facility. Instead, the industry and this government greenwash it with disinformation by labelling it as non-emitting, low-emitting, clean or renewable to mislead the public into believing it will cut GHG emissions when, in fact, it will be adding significantly to global emissions until the dam is removed.