According to a recent report from Nova Scotia Power, Nova Scotia is becoming increasingly green when it comes to how we generate electricity.
The report found that 18% of our electricity comes from the wind; 9% comes from hydro, and 3% comes from biomass generation. Over 50% of our power still comes from coal-fired plants, but that figure has gone down by 20% since 2007 when coal represented 70% of our electricity generation.
Although the percentage of electricity generation that comes from renewables is rising, Nova Scotia still lags behind most of the country. Some provinces, including Quebec and BC, get close to 90% of their energy from hydro alone.
Nova Scotia Power believes that they will hit their target of having over 40% of generation from renewables by 2020.