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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

Grid-Scale Batteries 101

2024-04-23T23:56:29+00:00April 23rd, 2024|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Stories, Featured, Intermediate, News|

What are grid-scale batteries? Grid-scale batteries, also known as utility-scale batteries or Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), are a collection of individual smaller batteries housed within a single controlled, large-scale energy storage system. They are designed to store electricity that can be accessed for use during periods of high demand or low generation and

Recap of Atlantic Canada’s 2024 provincial budgets and draft legislation

2024-03-26T23:54:29+00:00March 26th, 2024|Educational Resources, Energy Stories, Featured, News, Policy|

Between February 29th and March 22nd, 2024, provincial governments across Atlantic Canada released their budgets for 2024-25. Below is a summary of select energy sector highlights from each of the budgets. New legislation proposed in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick relating to the sector are also outlined.   Nova Scotia Budget 2024:  Select highlights related

Member Spotlight: ABO Wind

2024-03-26T23:46:57+00:00March 26th, 2024|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

Atlantica recently interviewed Sean Fleming, Senior Project Manager Renewables, to learn more about ABO Wind’s regional and global stake in the energy sector. Q: Please tell us about ABO Wind. What is your role in the energy sector? Sean Fleming: I’m proud to be among more than 1200 employees who

Natural Gas 101

2024-02-28T00:13:10+00:00February 28th, 2024|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Stories, Featured, Intermediate, Natural Gas, Natural Gas, News|

What is natural gas and how is it processed? Natural gas is an energy source found underground in sedimentary basins and is colourless and odourless. It primarily consists of methane, with smaller amounts of ethane, propane, butane, pentanes, and other hydrocarbons. There are three extraction methods of natural gas in Canada, including conventional drilling,

Federal government releases new design options for Clean Electricity Regulations

2024-02-28T00:10:45+00:00February 28th, 2024|Beginner, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Energy Stories, Featured, Intermediate|

On February 16, 2024, the federal government released an update with new design options being considered for the Clean Electricity Regulations. The draft Regulations were released on August 10, 2023, and would limit how utilities can use unabated fossil fuels to generate electricity beginning in 2035. Several provinces, utilities, and energy sector stakeholders, among

Nova Scotia Clean Electricity Solutions Task Force releases report

2024-02-28T13:17:21+00:00February 28th, 2024|Beginner, Clean Technology, Clean Technology, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Energy Stories, Featured, Intermediate, Press Releases|

On February 23, 2024, Nova Scotia’s Clean Electricity Solutions Task Force released a report: Modernizing Energy from Transmission to Transformation. The Task Force spent the last roughly 10 months consulting with stakeholders and exploring ways to modernize the province’s electricity infrastructure and regulatory environment. Launched in April 2023, the Task Force includes Alison Scott,

Member Spotlight: PEI Energy Corporation and the PEI Energy Blueprint

2024-02-28T16:01:47+00:00February 27th, 2024|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

Andrew Halliday, Director of Policy and Planning, of the PEI Energy Corporation, the provincial crown utility, presented at the Energy Fundamentals for Leaders, a program offered to professionals through UNB’s Saint John College and facilitated by the Atlantica Centre for Energy. Andrew was asked to discuss the PEI Energy Blueprint Discussion Paper, and the

Updates on Nova Scotia Power’s clean electricity transition

2024-04-23T23:59:46+00:00February 17th, 2024|Beginner, Clean Technology, Clean Technology, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Energy Stories, Intermediate, News, Press Releases|

Nova Scotia Power is busy preparing for a transition away from coal-fired electricity generation and to meet provincial mandates to provide 80 per cent renewable electricity sales by 2030, as well meet the federal government’s incoming Clean Electricity Regulations, which will require the utility to meet net-zero by 2035. Read below for a synopsis

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