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Port of Belledune awarded honourable mention at Canadian Biomass Awards

2024-04-23T23:57:37+00:00April 23rd, 2024|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

On Thursday, April 18th, winners of the 2024 Canadian Biomass Awards were unveiled. The Belledune Port Authority was awarded an honourable mention for Community Project of the Year for their work to develop the Port into Atlantic Canada’s biggest exporter of wood pellets and chips. The inaugural 2024 Canadian Biomass Awards celebrates exceptional companies,

Recap: Canada’s Budget 2024

2024-04-23T23:57:30+00:00April 23rd, 2024|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

Canada’s Budget 2024 was released on April 16, 2024. This Budget includes several new tax changes and incentives which will impact Canada’s energy sector and energy affordability for customers. The Atlantica Centre for Energy reviews the Budget to find out which programs and policies included will impact Atlantic Canada’s energy sector, and how these

Industry, utilities and government align on a clean energy future, so what’s the hold up?

2024-04-23T23:57:21+00:00April 23rd, 2024|Commentaries, Featured, News|

A perspective from the Smart Energy Event from April 15-16, 2024, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Commentary by Michelle Robichaud, President, Atlantica Centre for Energy. Atlantic Canada’s premier energy conference was held in Halifax earlier this month, and the Smart Energy conference delivered a jam-packed agenda and attracted the country’s top energy minds to debate

Energy Economics – Jobs

2024-03-25T17:52:16+00:00March 13th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Facts about Atlantic Canada’s Energy Sector: Atlantic Canada’s energy sector directly employed more than 16,500 jobs in 2023. Atlantic Canada’s energy sector indirectly employed more than 21,200 jobs in 2023. The Atlantica Centre for Energy used data from Careers in Energy's latest report, combined with electricity sector

Energy Economics – Employment Income

2024-03-25T17:51:05+00:00March 13th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Facts about Atlantic Canada’s Energy Sector: The average compensation for paid employees in Atlantic Canada's energy sector was $102,508 in 2022. This is more than 1.5 times the average for other jobs in the region. The Atlantica Centre for Energy analyzed data from Statistics Canada to determine

Energy Economics – Investment

2024-04-10T13:53:06+00:00March 13th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Facts about Atlantic Canada’s Energy Sector: There is more than $40 billion in planned capital spending on projects across Atlantic Canada beginning before 2030. The Atlantica Centre for Energy closely monitors energy news across Atlantic Canada, including public investment decisions and new energy and economic research. The

Energy Economics – Revenues

2024-03-25T13:53:01+00:00March 13th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Facts about Atlantic Canada’s Energy Sector: Canada’s energy sector pays more than $12 billion annually to governments. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador expects $1.55 billion in oil and gas royalties this year. In its 2024 Budget, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador forecasted royalties collected from

Energy Economics 101 – Footnotes

2024-03-25T17:53:23+00:00March 13th, 2024|Uncategorized|

"Most greenhouse gas emissions come from energy being produced or consumed." 1. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Energy and the environment explained, Where greenhouse gases come from, August 22, 2023: https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/energy-and-the-environment/where-greenhouse-gases-come-from.php "The oil and gas, transportation, and electricity sectors alone contributed 58% of Canada’s GHG emissions in 2021." 2. Source: Canada Energy Regulator, Energy

Energy Economics – Costs

2024-03-26T13:44:15+00:00March 13th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Facts about Atlantic Canada’s Energy Sector: The Atlantic provinces have more affordable industrial energy rates, on average, than the six New England States (except Vermont). To better understand energy costs in the four Atlantic provinces relative to Quebec and the six New England states, the Atlantica Centre for Energy calculated

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