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Nova Scotia Clean Electricity Solutions Task Force releases report

2024-05-29T01:55:15+00:00February 28th, 2024|Beginner, Clean Technology, Clean Technology, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Energy Stories, 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

2024-05-29T01:53:43+00:00February 27th, 2024|Energy Stories, 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

Feedback to the Canada Electricity Advisory Council

2024-04-23T23:59:37+00:00January 23rd, 2024|Energy Stories, News|

On December 12, 2023, the Canada Electricity Advisory Council launched a consultation seeking feedback from the public to help develop the Council’s final recommendations to the federal government. The Council was launched in May 2023 with a year-long mandate to provide independent advice to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources on how to

Member Spotlight: Fundy Engineering

2024-04-23T23:59:28+00:00January 23rd, 2024|Energy Stories, News|

Atlantica recently interviewed Gord Mouland, Chair, and Darryl Ford, President and CEO of Fundy Engineering & Consulting, to learn more about the business’ operations and the firm’s in Atlantic Canada. Q: Please tell us about Fundy Engineering & Consulting. What work do you do to support the energy sector specifically?

Hydrogen 101

2024-05-08T12:12:40+00:00January 23rd, 2024|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Efficiency, Energy Stories, Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Intermediate, News, Transportation|

What is hydrogen?  Hydrogen is the lightest element on the periodic table and commonly exists as two hydrogen atoms together (H2). The H2 molecule is a colourless, odorless gas that produces energy if broken apart. Hydrogen is already an important component in some industrial processes in Atlantic Canada and could become an increasingly

Peak energy shaving: how it saves you money and helps lower emissions

2024-04-23T23:59:07+00:00January 23rd, 2024|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Efficiency, Energy Stories, News|

As Atlantic Canada enters its coldest season, there are still ways homeowners and businesses can save money and contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions when electricity demand hits its peak. Peak demand occurs when homes and businesses use the most electricity at the same time, typically on the coldest days and during certain times

New Brunswick releases energy path to 2035

2024-04-23T23:58:45+00:00December 13th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

On December 13, the Government of New Brunswick released its strategy for transitioning the province to clean energy: Powering our Economy and the World with Clean Energy – Our Path Forward to 2035. The Atlantica Centre for Energy is pleased that the strategy is focused on four areas ensuring affordability, energy security and reliability, regulatory reform and

Offshore wind regulations taking shape in Newfoundland and Labrador

2024-05-29T01:53:54+00:00December 12th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

On December 6, the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on offshore wind to enable the province to take the regulatory lead on offshore wind projects within its inland bays. This MOU outlines a process by which the province can administer leases and life-cycle regulation, including revenue

Emily Al-Harazi joins the Atlantica Centre for Energy as Director of Communications and Operations

2024-05-29T01:54:05+00:00December 12th, 2023|Energy Stories, News, Press Releases|

The Atlantica Centre for Energy welcomes Emily Al-Harazi as its new Director of Communications and Operations.   We are thrilled to welcome Emily in this new role to expand our efforts around energy literacy and improve operational efficiency. Energy literacy has consistently been a top priority for the organization and its members, and adding to

Federal Government proposes Oil and Gas Emissions Cap Regulatory Framework

2024-05-29T01:54:16+00:00December 12th, 2023|Energy Stories|

On December 7, the federal government released the proposed Regulatory Framework for an Oil and Gas Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap. At the same time, the federal government also released its Roadmap for the Decarbonization of Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector.   The proposed Regulatory Framework will create specific limits on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

COP28 Conference: Canada and 21 Other Countries Agree to Tripling Nuclear Energy by 2050

2024-05-29T01:54:27+00:00December 12th, 2023|Energy Stories|

In December, the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change took place in Dubai. There, 22 countries, including Canada, agreed to triple global nuclear power capacity by 2050 to help reach net zero. This added generation would be in addition to significant renewable

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