Decree pertaining to Hydro-Quebec Strategic Planning: A cleaner, more affluent Quebec, thanks to renewable energy
July 22, 2015 - The AQPER is happy to see the government reiterate its firm intent to make use of renewable energy, including wind power, in the context of the decree it just issued pertaining to Hydro-Quebec's next strategic plan.
July 13, 2015 – The NM F.-A.-Gauthier, the first ferry to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) in North America was officially commissioned today. By choosing natural gas as the fuel for its new admiral-ship, the Société des traversiers du Québec has marked an important milestone in the Québec maritime transport sector and paves the way for local shipowners to use a proven, high-performance, cleaner technology. Using liquefied natural gas instead of marine diesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25% in addition to almost completely eliminating fine particle emissions and other air pollutants. LNG motors are also quieter and produce fewer vibrations, which is more respectful of marine life.
On June 22nd, 2015, the AQPER attended the ground-breaking ceremony to inaugurate the start of the Mesgi´g Ugju´s´n wind farm construction. The project is a 50-50 partnership between the three Mi'gmaq First Nations located in Quebec: Gesgapegiag, Gespeg, and Listuguj and Innergex. Here, Jean-François Samray speaks with Troy Jerome, Executive Director at Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat.