Mar 07, 2011 — Northeast states are increasingly looking to Canada to meet a growing demand for low cost hydro electricity from renewable sources.
But the energy imports are stirring controversy. In northern New Hampshire, local activists are fighting a power line that would send the electricity south. And questions are being raised about whether big hydro is really green.
As part of a collaboration of Northeast stations John Dillon of Vermont Public Radio reports.
Northeast environmental reporting is made possible, in part, by a grant from United Technologies. Northeast environmental coverage is part of NPR's Local News Initiative. Go to full article
The Rupert River before it was diverted by Hydro Quebec
Jun 19, 2008 — Last November, Brian Mann reported on plans to dam and divert the massive Rupert River in northern Quebec. The project, developed by the provincial utility, Hydro-Quebec, will provide hydroelectricity to consumers in New York and Vermont. His story was recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award. Last week, Brian returned to paddle the Rupert again. He made the trip as part of a documentary project called "Encounters." Here's his reporter's notebook. Go to full article