Environmentalists: Clean Energy Just as Bad as Dirty Energy

A Maine power company has offered to build a power transmission line so the state of Massachusetts can obtain power from a hydroelectric utility company in Quebec, Canada. This being done to stick to the Massachusetts Republican Governor’s carbon footprint reduction campaign. There is one tiny problem: environmentalists with the Natural Resources Defense Council and…

Hydroelectric plants may pollute water with methylmercury

A startling article published by The Canadian Press. A peer-reviewed manuscript published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that hydroelectric plants will emit more methylmercury into ecosystems than climate change. Methylmercury is a neurotoxin created as mercury mixes with bacteria and is associated with heart issues and intellectual problems in…

Companies back away from renewable energy credits

Aside from Al Gore’s carbon offset green scheme, there is another environmental privilege method used that is said to help people reduce their carbon emissions: Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). RECs work in a similar fashion to carbon offsets except they tend to involve financing the construction of renewable energy projects like solar plants and wind…