BC Hydro, British Columbia’s province-owned electric company, on March 11 selected 19 renewable projects to be built in the province as part of a request for proposals for renewable projects. The projects include five wind farms and 14 run-of-river hydro projects that will cost a total of about $3 billion. When complete, the projects will produce 2,400 GWh of electricity. BC Hydro is still considering 28 other renewable projects to meet the province’s goal of 5,000 GWh of renewable electricity.
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.