May 19, 2024

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Honda factories in Ontario: Is the project greener in Quebec?

Honda factories in Ontario: Is the project greener in Quebec?

Honda's mega battery and electric car assembly complex to begin production in Ontario by 2028 Experts say these new factories — and the vehicles they make — will put a heavy burden on the province's electricity grid, which could lead to more pollution. Sources to power them.

Although the Government of Ontario Doug Ford Said to seek to boost renewable energy sources, it refuses to abandon natural gas, which accounted for roughly 13% of Ontario's electricity generation last year.

Hydropower accounts for about a quarter (25%) of this generation, while nuclear power accounts for more than half (53%).

For comparison, more than 94% of the electricity generated in Quebec comes from its hydroelectric dams. The rest comes from other renewable sources such as wind and solar power.

We are in a situation where Ontario's network is becoming much less clean. We are seeing dramatic growth in the role of natural gas as an electricity source in OntarioNote that Mark WinfieldProfessor of Environmental and Urban Change at the University of York.

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