It’s time for an honest conversation in Atlantic Canada about the federal Clean Electricity Regulations

2023-09-11T11:50:34+00:00September 11th, 2023|Commentaries, Featured, News|

Commentary by Michelle Robichaud, President. This commentary appeared in all New Brunswick on September 8, 2023 and in the Telegraph Journal on September 11, 2023.  The federal government recently released their Clean Electricity Regulations. These are sweeping rules designed to eliminate virtually all greenhouse gas emissions from electricity produced in Canada by 2035.  After

Federal government launches consultations for Clean Electricity Regulations and Clean Electricity Strategy

2023-08-29T20:20:49+00:00August 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

On August 8, 2023, Minister Wilkinson announced a new paper: Powering Canada Forward, which outlines the federal government’s vision for transforming Canada’s electricity sector, with goals to decarbonize our grids by 2035 while keeping electricity systems reliable and costs affordable. This vision will be articulated in the Clean Electricity Strategy, which will be launched

National spotlight on New Brunswick as Canada’s first Generation-4 SMR files for federal license

2023-08-29T20:21:10+00:00August 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

As part of the country’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Canada’s first fourth-generation advanced Small Modular Reactor (SMR) is being launched in New Brunswick. NB Power has filed an application to the federal regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), for a License to Prepare Site. In conjunction with this impressive project milestone, NB

Member Spotlight: Kinectrics

2023-08-29T20:21:19+00:00August 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

Atlantica recently sat down with Julie West, the Senior Vice President of Business Improvements and Compliance for Kinectrics, to learn more about the business' operations in New Brunswick and across Canada. Q: Can you tell us about Kinectrics' global profile? A: Kinectrics is a trusted supplier of innovative and sustainable life

What does the Canada’s Energy Future 2023 report mean for Atlantic Canada?

2023-07-26T00:02:52+00:00July 26th, 2023|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

On June 20, the Canada Energy Regulator released its Canada’s Energy Future 2023 report which explores how possible energy futures might unfold for Canadians. This federal series is typically released every year, but the Energy Future 2023 report is the first to explore net-zero scenarios to “help Canadians and policy makers see what a

Hydroelectric Power 101

2023-07-26T00:16:44+00:00July 25th, 2023|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Stories, Featured, Intermediate, News|

What is hydropower? Hydroelectric power, or hydro power, is a clean, renewable and consistent source of electricity generation which uses the natural flow of water downhill. There are several types of hydropower systems including: storage systems (common in Canada), where a dam creates a reservoir that releases water through turbines;

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