White Gold: Hydroelectric Power in Canada

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UBC Press, May 1, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 322 pages
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During the past fifty years, Canadians have seen many of their white-water rivers dammed or diverted to generate electricity primarily for industry and export.  The rush to build dams increased utility debts, produced adverse consequences for the environment and local communities, and ultimately resulted in the layoff of 25,000 employees.  White Gold looks at what went wrong with hydro development, with the predicted industrial transformation, with the timing and magnitude of projects, and with national and regional initiatives to link these major projects to a trans-Canada power grid.
  

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Abbreviations
1
for a national power network
13
Avoiding National Power
23
Niagara Power Repatriation Ontario
55
Distinct Interconnections
77
The Churchill Power Trap Newfoundland
108
Nelson River Power Manitoba
138
Peace Pulp and Power Hunger British Columbia
174
Review and Resistance
211
Appendices
235
Consumption of electricity in manufacturing industries in Quebec
242
Consumption of electricity in manufacturing industries Newfoundland
246
Consumption of electricity in manufacturing industries by year in
252
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Karl Froschauer teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University.

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