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Recap of the Innovation Forum on Atlantic Canada’s Energy Transition: Low-carbon pathways and the role for natural gas, RNG and hydrogen

2023-12-01T12:02:57+00:00November 28th, 2023|Energy Stories, Featured, News, Newsletters|

On November 22, the Canadian Gas Association (CGA), along with Fleet Zero, Atlantica Centre for Energy, and Atlantic Hydrogen Alliance, hosted an innovation forum to discuss the role of natural gas, renewable natural gas (RNG), and hydrogen (H2) in Atlantic Canada’s energy future. Funding support for the forum was provided by Natural Resources Canada’s

Feedback for Draft Clean Electricity Regulations

2023-11-28T17:51:57+00:00November 28th, 2023|Energy Stories, Featured, News, Newsletters|

Feedback for Draft Clean Electricity Regulations The Atlantica Centre for Energy recently shared feedback for the federal government’s draft Clean Electricity Regulations, which would require electric utilities and some industry to significantly phase out fossil fuels used to generate electricity beginning in 2035. On August 10, 2023, Minister Guilbeault announced the Draft Clean Electricity Regulations, along with

Smart Grid 101

2023-11-28T17:47:13+00:00November 28th, 2023|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Efficiency, Energy Stories, Featured, Intermediate, News, Transportation|

Smart Grid 101 builds off of lessons learned in Electricity 101 and Electrical Grid 101. Together, these pages can help you better understand how we use electricity as energy today, and how we can do so more efficiently in the future. Over a century ago, the electrical grid in Atlantic Canada was established to

Member Spotlight: Natural Forces

2023-10-24T17:06:18+00:00October 24th, 2023|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

Atlantica recently interviewed Amy Pellerin, Director of Canadian Developments for Natural Forces, to learn more about the business’ operations in the Maritimes and elsewhere in the world. Q. Please tell us about Natural Forces. What do you do in the energy sector? A. Natural Forces is a privately owned power producer that collaborates with local

A Focus on New Brunswick’s Energy Plan

2023-11-28T20:16:47+00:00October 24th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

On October 11, 2023, the Community of Creative Citizens (CCC) organized the Public Summit: A Focus on New Brunswick’s Energy Plan. The event was moderated by Atlantica’s President, Michelle Robichaud, and featured a diverse collection of expert speakers covering topics for attendees explore the opportunities and challenges with developing a sustainable and innovative energy

Submission to NB Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship

2023-09-29T14:06:44+00:00September 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, News, Publications, Reports|

On September 27, 2023, Atlantica's President, Michelle Robichaud, presented recommendations on developing a clean energy strategy to New Brunswick's Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship. Read the full submission: HERE. The Atlantica Centre for Energy’s recommendations for New Brunswick in developing a clean energy strategy includes: A clean

Industry Spotlight: AKA Energy Systems

2023-11-27T14:44:36+00:00September 26th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

Atlantica recently interviewed Jason Aspin, CEO of AKA Energy Systems, to learn more about the business’ operations in Prince Edward Island and across the world.  Q. Please tell us about AKA Energy Systems. What do you do in the energy sector? A. AKA Energy Systems is a globally recognized systems

Electricity 101

2023-11-27T14:45:09+00:00September 26th, 2023|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Stories, News|

What is electricity?  To understand the electricity we use every day, you must first understand a few common concepts to help explain it.  Electricity is the flow of electrons through a conductor (wire), like water through a garden hose. This flow is called an electric current.   Current is measured in

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

2023-10-24T17:09:27+00:00August 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, 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

2023-10-24T17:09:37+00:00August 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, 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

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