Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Manitoba Hydro & the domestic market
Policy Fix argues that export markets and their future is uncertain, though there are a few positive signs with hydro-electric power meeting the environmental standards of some US state governments. The crux of the strategy Policy Fix recommends, though, is a domestic focus - a "green development" program integrated into the nascent Rapid Transit plan and encouraging technological & manufacturing development of electric vehicles. This will,in the mid to long term, create a larger and more stable domestic market for Manitoba Hydro's power and could lead to value-added exports from Manitoba.
Worth a read.