Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 82.53
Liaison Pierre Lemay
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Universite Laval
OP-6: Clean and Renewable Energy

Status Score Responsible Party
-- 0.00 / 4.00 Pierre Lemay
Development Advisor
Office of the Vice Rector, External and International Affairs and Health

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We believe that no university in Québec, including Université Laval, can earn this credit. Practically all power used comes from Hydro-Québec, a state monopoly. Hydro-Québec supplies renewable energy (almost all hydroelectricity plus some wind energy). These types of energy create very little pollution, and the energy produced by Hydro-Québec emits very little greenhouse gas. What’s more, Hydro-Québec’s hydroelectricity is very competitively priced compared with other forms of energy.

For reasons beyond our comprehension, hydroelectricity is not considered a renewable source of energy in the United States even though it meets all the criteria. Applicants should be eligible for credit if they provide a sufficient explanation, but that is not currently possible.

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