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The development of Muskrat Falls will position Newfoundland and Labrador as a leader in clean energy, with 98% of the province’s energy generated from renewable sources.

Nalcor Energy and the Lower Churchill Project team are committed to maintaining a high standard of environmental responsibility, and helping to sustain a diverse and healthy environment for generations of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

With the completion of the Muskrat Falls Project, Newfoundland and Labrador will be a leader in clean energy. It is estimated that power from the project can displace three to four megatonnes of carbon dioxide annually from thermal generating facilities. This will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon footprint throughout Northeastern Canada and the United States – equivalent to taking almost one million cars off the road for one year.

Environmental Management System
The Lower Churchill Project’s Environmental Management System (EMS) serves as the basis for effective environmental management and continual improvement of environmental performance within the scope of Nalcor Energy’s environmental policy. It ensures the project will achieve its environmental goals through consistent control of construction activities, and enabling the project to reduce its environmental impacts while increasing efficiency.

An integral component of the EMS is the register of commitments and requirements from the federally and provincially-regulated environmental assessment process for the project. The register contains all mitigation and monitoring measures required of Nalcor, monitors the status of the commitments, and documents the various actions completed to fulfill the commitments made.