Advanced Small Modular Reactors (aSMR/SMR)

Statement in support of indigenous equity partnerships with advanced small modular reactor companies in New Brunswick 

2023-09-25T16:34:35+00:00September 25th, 2023|News, Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 25, 2023  Saint John, NB – Today, the Atlantica Centre for Energy recognizes and applauds the announcement of North Shore Mi’kmaq Tribal Council (NSMTC) and member communities entering into equity agreements with Moltex and ARC Clean Technology (ARC) is of historic significance for the energy sector in New Brunswick.   NSMTC

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

2023-11-27T14:46:59+00:00July 26th, 2023|Energy Stories, 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

Guest Opinion: Alston: New Brunswick’s nuclear innovation

2023-07-26T00:17:06+00:00July 25th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

David Alston’s commentary appeared in the Telegraph Journal on July 4th, 2023. To read his commentary in full, visit: David Alston is a New Brunswick-based repeat tech and marketing startup entrepreneur. “One of the areas of innovation that I’ve always been fascinated with is energy, specifically green and non-carbon emitting energy.” David noted

My energy knowledge shift

2023-08-29T20:22:36+00:00May 31st, 2023|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

Student Perspective by Yeasmin Ibrahim I am Yeasmin, I will be graduating from the NBCC Business Administration: Marketing Diploma program in June. I consider myself a creator at heart with many mediums including food, artwork, and ideas. I was pleased to be selected for the Marketing Outreach Coordinator position at Atlantica Centre for Energy

Momentum continues for New Brunswick’s advanced Small Modular Reactor Developers

2023-06-27T23:58:52+00:00March 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, Moltex Energy announced SNC-Lavalin will take a minority ownership position to continue the development of Moltex's aSMR, SSR-W, and the WATSS waste recycling technology. “Our partnership with SNC-Lavalin is a testament to the strength and strategic alignment of our organizations, and our shared commitment to a sustainable, secure energy

Public Energy Symposium in Fredericton Draws a Large and Diverse Audience

2023-05-31T01:24:29+00:00March 28th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

The Community of Creative Citizens (CCC) is self-described as “a group of New Brunswick residents drawn from business, public administration, consulting, health care, and academia, all of whom share the dream that their beloved province flourish economically, socially, and culturally”. The group remains focused on “the present, the near-term future and the longer-term future of New

aSMRs 101

2023-03-01T18:20:03+00:00January 24th, 2023|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Stories, News, Nuclear|

Facts about advanced Small Modular Reactors   New Brunswick has a long history of safely producing nuclear energy at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station. Nuclear energy supplies about 40 per cent of the province’s electricity, part of its 80 per cent non-emitting electricity generation.    This article provides information about advanced Small Modular Reactors (aSMR)

New Research Examines Energy Mix Options to Meet Net Zero 

2023-03-01T18:20:29+00:00January 24th, 2023|Commentaries, News|

Commentary by Jonathan Alward, Vice President, Policy, Atlantica Centre for Energy Recent analysis shows that cost-effectively transitioning our energy system in Atlantic Canada to net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can be based upon a mixed portfolio of solutions including wind-, hydro-, nuclear-, and natural gas-based energy generation.   The federal government is currently developing the

New alliance formed to develop clean energy technology in New Brunswick

2022-11-22T14:34:25+00:00February 24th, 2020|Energy Stories, News|

SAINT JOHN, N.B., Feb. 24, 2020 – A consortium of partners has joined together to seize the opportunities and benefits of clean energy development in Atlantic Canada. Collectively the group is working towards meeting the challenge of satisfying 2050 global emissions reduction targets. “We have brought together key partners representing community, academia, private- and

Clean energy technology: The potential for small modular reactors

2022-11-22T14:39:09+00:00February 18th, 2020|Energy Stories, News|

New Brunswick is positioning itself to stand at the forefront in the development of a new, reliable, clean energy source: small modular reactors. The goal of small modular reactor, or SMR, clean energy technology is to generate non-emitting, low-cost energy to communities, fuel energy intensive industries and replace high-emitting electricity generation. The technology is

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