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

Grand plans: N.B. pellet producer embarks on $30M expansion project

2023-01-24T14:33:39+00:00January 12th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

J.D. Irving is spending $30 million to expand its wood pellet plant in Saint-Léonard to grow production by 57.1% as demand for the renewable fuel grows in Europe. Operating since May 2019, the pellet plant’s expansion project will more than double its nameplate capacity and allow feedstock flexibility.  Read more here:

Atlantic Canada’s Electricity Future – Discussion Series Part 1: Electricity Supply

2022-11-23T02:18:39+00:00November 23rd, 2022|Discussion Papers, Publications|

The purpose of this discussion paper is to help Atlantic Canadians better understand how federal regulatory changes, aimed at achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, will impact the supply of electricity in Atlantic Canada. This paper uses publicly available federal data through the Canada Energy Regulator’s Energy Futures 2021 report. Open Publication

Atlantic Canada’s Electricity Future – Discussion Series Part 2: Electricity Demand

2022-11-23T02:35:58+00:00September 27th, 2022|Discussion Papers, Publications|

The purpose of the second discussion paper in Atlantic Canada’s Electricity Future – Discussion Series is to help Atlantic Canadians better understand how federal regulatory changes and policies aimed at achieving net-zero emission by 2050, as well as evolving consumer behaviours, will likely increase electricity demand across the Atlantic provinces. Like the first paper in

Bioheat: A Natural Solution for the Maritimes

2022-11-21T20:58:32+00:00July 26th, 2022|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

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 and the European Union, bioenergy accounts for 60 per cent of all renewable energy. In fact, over the past 20

Embracing biofuels aids firm in exceeding climate targets

2022-11-22T12:29:01+00:00January 19th, 2021|Energy Stories, News|

Thanks in part to its use of New Brunswick wood pellets, Britain recently marked a milestone in the global fight against climate change – it completed 67 days, 22 hours and 55 minutes without burning coal to generate electricity. It’s the first time that has happened in 230 years. Biowaste and products like wood

Bioenergy Systems

2022-12-08T03:07:33+00:00March 11th, 2020|Bioenergy, Educational Resources, Intermediate, Webpages|

Bioenergy is a renewable energy resource derived from living organisms and/or their byproducts. It currently accounts for approximately 6% of Canada’s total energy supply. Bioenergy is an extensive sustainable energy resource that can supply energy to Canada while emitting low CO2 and reducing waste. Scientists and engineers at CanmetENERGY are at the forefront of innovative technology

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