NL - Betting Big on wind and hydrogen

Now if Germany was Newfoundland they wouldn’t have a problem? Massive amounts of wind, hydro power and offshore Natural gas and Oil opportunities. What they lack is a whole lot of people in a position to take advantage of the opportunities. Only tiny PEI and the northern territories have smaller populations than the Newfs at just over half a million.

Tim

https://worldpopulationreview.com/canadian-provinces

Name
2020 Population 
2016 Population
2011 Population
Growth Rate
Ontario	14,826,276	13,448,494	12,851,821	2.47%
Quebec	8,604,495	8,164,361	7,903,000	1.32%
British Columbia	5,214,805	4,648,055	4,400,057	2.92%
Alberta	4,442,879	4,067,175	3,645,257	2.23%
Manitoba	1,383,765	1,278,365	1,208,268	2.00%
Saskatchewan	1,179,844	1,098,352	1,053,960	1.81%
Nova Scotia	992,055	923,598	921,727	1.80%
New Brunswick	789,225	747,101	751,171	1.38%
**Newfoundland	520,553**	519,716	514,536	0.04%
Prince Edward Island	164,318	142,907	140,204	3.55%
Northwest Territory	45,504	41,786	41,462	2.15%
Yukon	42,986	35,874	33,897	4.63%
Nunavut	39,403	35,944	31,906	2.32%

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-newfoundlan…

>b>Why Newfoundland is betting big on wind and hydrogen

EMMA GRANEY ENERGY REPORTER

PUBLISHED AUGUST 22, 2022

The relentless winds that buffet the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador have caught the attention of renewable-power developers who want to harness them and use the clean electricity to produce hydrogen, with Germany as a potential customer.

The province lifted a moratorium on the construction of wind farms earlier this year and on July 26 issued a call for proposals to put turbines on Crown lands. Already, more than a dozen project proponents have reached out to the government.

Most are interested in tying wind farms to hydrogen production, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology Andrew Parsons told The Globe and Mail in a recent interview.

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Norway has a relatively small population. Their path to wealth was taking the income from their energy exports and investing them in a wide swath of diversified industries internationally.

Tying wind farms to hydrogen production is a great idea.

Wendy

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Norway has a relatively small population. Their path to wealth was taking the income from their energy exports and investing them in a wide swath of diversified industries internationally.

Tying wind farms to hydrogen production is a great idea.

I agree … though without the offered market for the product I doubt Newfoundland would have done it? They recently put a limit on the number of windmills but removed it when the announcement was made.

The amusing event for me was when the Norwegian government announced that they would stop selling fossil fuels in the not too distant future … only to have to backtrack on that promise as the voters took them out behind the proverbial barn (perhaps with Viking axes in hand?) and beat some sense into their political minds. Someone had to pay the massive subsidy on all those Teslas? }};-D

Tim

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