Comment 103486

By DowntownInHamilton (registered) | Posted July 25, 2014 at 06:12:58 in reply to Comment 103355

How will LRT be powered? Through electricity, right?

We do not have a surplus of power generation in this province. That's why we're building new plants, and buying it from our neighbours.

We're switching one problem for another. If we went with LRT across North America, what would happen to our power grid? The infrastructure is old as it is and we can only produce so much power. Would we build more coal plants to get the juice, still polluting the air? Would we build more dams to get hydroelectric power? Would we build more nuclear plants with the possibilities of meltdown or huge costs of ownership? More windmills, without health studies and starting to place them involuntarily across the province? More massive solar panels and towers? What's the right answer?

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