A Proposal for a Public Seminar on Fundy Tidal Poswer

Publisher:  Coalition for Tidal Power Research, Canada
Year Published:  1977  
Pages:  4pp  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX464

The Coalition for Tidal Power Education was organized through the summer of 1977 for the purpose of promoting a wider public discussion of the possibility of tidal power development. It consists of representatives of community and public interest groups in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Abstract:  The Coalition for Tidal Power Education was organized through the summer of 1977 for the purpose of promoting a wider public discussion of the possibility of tidal power development. It consists of representatives of community and public interest groups in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. During the last 18 months, the possibility of a tidal development in one of the upper basins of the Bay of Fundy. The three principle sites being examined are at Tennycape in Cobequid Bay, at Joggins in the Cumberland Basin, and at the mouth of Shepody Bay. The installed energy capacity at the Cobequid site is 3200 megawatts -- over twice the total generating capacity of Nova Scotia in 1974. Capital costs could total over three and a half billion dollars and involve 1300 workers over a period of nine years. The group would like to see a series of seminars in the affected communities. At these seminars three major concerns could be adddressed: how tidal power could meet energy needs, how it would affect these communities, and what impact it would have on the environment.

Subject Headings

Insert T_CxShareButtonsHorizontal.html here