Canadian Biomass Magazine

Saskatchewan on verge of a switch toward green energy, says climate journalist

March 22, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

Saskatchewan is on the verge of a clean energy switch. The trend toward wind and solar electricity and electric vehicles is becoming cheaper, and what is happening today mirrors the switch in the early 1900s from horses and steam-driven power to the internal combustion engine.

Markham Hislop, a Saskatchewan-born energy and climate journalist, said the internal combustion engine became so cheaply priced that “you couldn’t find a horse in a Saskatchewan field anywhere.”

The same is now happening with wind and solar as cheaper ways of generating electricity, he said, and electric cars will soon cost just as much as their gas-powered counterparts.

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