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TC Energy Responds to Letter

Editor,

On behalf of TC Energy and the proposed Pumped Storage Project, I’m writing in response to Mr. Carr’s letter to the Editor.

First, I want to thank Stephen for his interest in the project and hope that he will be able to attend our first Community Information Session on December 11 to learn more about the proposal.


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Pumped Storage?... Sensibility Please!

Editor,

With due respect to the November 14th opinions Mr. Eric Brown and those of like mind express over the virtues of pumped energy storage as a means to reduce CO2 emissions, I believe we are in need of a 'reality check' on the basis of both physics and economics.

Pumping water uphill and then extracting energy from it during downflow results in an approximate 30% energy loss (and financial loss) from the initial energy investment. These losses are in the form of waste heat which will find its way into our atmosphere. (Something we need less of.) Consider also the significant volumes of diesel fuel required to power equipment needed to construct this facility.


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Damage to Fairgrounds Property

Editor,

Regarding your rant in the November 21 print issue of The Independent, not only are dim bulbs in the community causing damage to public parks but also private land owned by the Meaford and St Vincent Agricultural Society.

Sometime between Wednesday, November 20 evening and noon on Thursday, November 21, the same dim bulbs or their equally idiot pals chose to drive past our small office and between the steel building and the horse ring fence, nearly missing our downspouts on the building and a small sign asking they not drive on the grass.


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