Liberal Party: Anglade returns to the charge with its ECO project

Libéal Party: Anglade returns to the charge with his ÉCO project

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The Liberal leader wants to convince Quebecers to join her ECO project, an economic project focused on green hydrogen that would be propelled by public and private investments of $100 billion.

Dominique Anglade chose the Centrale de la Rivière-des-Prairies, in Laval, to promote her ECO project on Monday morning. A fourth visit to Île Jésus for the Liberal leader in a week. 

Unveiled at the opening of her party's convention in November 2021, the ECO project is the main idea of ​​the PLQ to to lead Quebec towards carbon neutrality. 

For nearly a year, she has been hammering this slogan: “ECO for ecology, ECO for economy.”

However, the concept seems difficult to explain and understand. Green hydrogen remains an abstract technology in the population.  

Mrs. Anglade does not budge; the engineer by training believes that ECO will be “Quebec’s biggest economic project since Robert Bourassa’s Baie-James”. 

It wishes to continue the electrification of transport. However, she mentions that for heavy transport, rail, maritime and aeronautics, the weight of the batteries is too high to be effective. 

“Hydrogen therefore represents the best energy and environmental solution for these sectors to complete our energy transition,” she said. She wants to nationalize this new form of energy.  

“Green hydrogen can meet the energy needs of several manufacturing sectors that use large amounts of fossil fuels and whose processes are not amenable to electrification, including steel, refining and cement”, specifies the training in its press release published this morning. 

Energy saving

Then, the time has not come for large dams like the hopes for François Legault's CAQ, she says, but to save energy.  

This is also what Hydro-Québec wanted last November following a review of its 2020-2029 supply plan. The time for surpluses is over, underlined Hydro. 

The Crown Corporation estimates that it will need to find at least four terawatt hours (TWh), or four billion kilowatt hours more in energy and in power than what was initially expected.  

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