The Atlantica Centre for Energy is committed to helping foster sustainable growth related to energy opportunities in Atlantic Canada by proactively engaging with industry, the education and research sectors, government, and the public. The Centre’s commentaries reflect on various energy topics and are part of our mandate to facilitate dialogue while increasing energy literacy in the region.

  • Saint John Energy

A century of service and innovation for Saint John Energy

December 13th, 2022|

RYAN MITCHELL COMMENTARY Saint John Energy reached a proud milestone on Dec. 5, 2022 – 100 years of serving the citizens of our city, powering them as they live, work and play. For a

New Brunswick Leads way in Developing advanced SMRs

September 6th, 2022|

Michelle Robichaud, President, Atlantica Centre for Energy. Canada’s nuclear future includes next-generation advanced small modular reactors from New Brunswick. On Canada’s path to net zero by 2050, two to three times the current electricity

  • Climate Targets Need Bold Solutions

Ambitious climate targets need bold energy innovation

August 23rd, 2022|

COMMENTARY: Michelle Robichaud, President, Atlantica Centre for Energy It seems we don't hear the word energy without climate change alongside it. In the face of the unmistakable consequences of climate change, society expects actions

  • Exporting LNG

Exporting LNG: Good for Europe… and New Brunswick

August 16th, 2022|

COMMENTARY: Michelle Robichaud, President, Atlantica Centre for Energy What if Atlantic Canada could make a meaningful contribution to global energy security and prosper from a significant economic investment in our region, while responsibly addressing

  • Wood Pellet

Bioheat: A Natural Solution for the Maritimes

July 26th, 2022|

Around three-quarters of the world’s renewable energy is from biomass.  Bioenergy accounts for about 10 per cent of total final energy consumption and two per cent of global power generation. In the United States

  • Unanswered Questions of the Energy Transition

The questions we aren’t asking about our clean energy transition

July 19th, 2022|

COMMENTARY: Stephen MacMackin Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 is an ambitious but important goal; one supported by businesses and residents across Canada. However, in Atlantic Canada, the path to get there must be more

  • Clean Energy

Commentary: The ‘Sticker Shock’ of Our Clean Energy Transition

May 24th, 2022|

JONATHAN ALWARD COMMENTARY The rising cost of living is a top concern for all Atlantic Canadians, and many of us are also worried about climate change. Unfortunately, it will likely be costly to tackle

  • If not now when - there is no plan b

The Clock is Ticking – Commentary

April 26th, 2022|

Commentary Colleen d’Entremont Now that we have finished the first quarter of 2022, and my time at Atlantica wraps up, we find ourselves just that much closer to the deadlines for reducing greenhouse gas