Re: Bienvenue to Soviet Quebekistan (home of the "Gouvernemaman")
"Which is the exaggeration; the "Sustainable Development" part?"
Sadly no. It's an actual part of the current name.
We're also the world capital of "piss away smart energy choices and build more windmills instead".
We produce massive amounts of hydro power. Lately however, because hydro dams displaces some wildlife and annoys salmons (and is a political mess with native americans), we're instead building countless wind turbines that have a COST per kwh that is about 50% higher than actual electricity RETAIL prices in Quebec.
We do have massive peaks in the coldest days of winter (when it gets below -30). So we COULD use all that wind turbine power if it were available. But see, the problem is this: on these coldest winter days, it's actually never windy. These turbines are basically idling the only time of the year they'd be useful.
The rest of the time, they're basically just another way for politicos to buy votes in regions and grease some friendly palms.