ReportAlert.info - Hydro-Québec publishes Sustainability Report 2010
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 11, 2011 - Hydro-Québec has published its Sustainability Report 2010. It is available on the company’s Web site at http://www.reportalert.info/ra/profiles/HydroQuebec/2011/?ID=37956.
Key 2010 achievements highlighted in the report:
- 98% of the electricity generated by Hydro-Québec was from renewable sources.
- Energy efficiency objectives were raised - with 989 GWh in new savings, bringing the company closer to its 2015 target of 11 TWh in total annual savings.
- Net power sales outside Québec replaced thermal output, preventing 9 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of the annual emissions produced by 2.25 million vehicles.
- Construction continued on the $6.5 billion Romaine hydropower complex, which is considered the largest infrastructure project in Canada.
- The part of Hydro-Quebec in Quebec's economy represent around 4% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), excluding construction activities, research and development and activities of the subsidiaries.
For its Sustainability Report 2010, Hydro-Québec produced a self-declaration, checked by the GRI, corresponding to Application Level B of the Global Reporting Initiative’s G3 guidelines. Moreover, some of the data has been reviewing by an external firm.
Hydro-Québec is one of the leading electric utilities in North America and ranks among the world’s largest hydropower producers. It uses mainly renewable generating options, specifically hydropower and wind power.
Feedback on the report is welcome at http://www.hydroquebec.com/publications/en/enviro_performance/index.html.