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Where are the Clean Electricity Regulations?

2023-04-26T00:11:23+00:00April 26th, 2023|Commentaries, Featured, News|

Commentary by Michelle Robichaud, President of the Atlantica Centre for Energy  The federal government is in the process of developing transformative new Clean Electricity Regulations (CER) to nearly eliminate emissions from electricity generation for utilities across Canada beginning in 2035. This process is taking time though as the proposed framework was released last July

Atlantic Canada’s Electricity Future – Part 3: Electricity Cost Infographic

2022-12-13T17:21:59+00:00December 9th, 2022|Infographic, Publications|

Forecasts from the Canada Energy Regulator’s Canada’s Energy Future 2021 report show electricity prices across Atlantic Canada will increase over the next 28 years. A new discussion paper from the Atlantica Centre for Energy looks at how federal and provincial regulations aimed at reducing emissions and reaching net zero by 2050 will change the

Atlantic Canada’s Electricity Future – Part 3: Electricity Cost

2022-12-13T17:12:58+00:00December 9th, 2022|Discussion Papers, Publications|

The purpose of the third discussion paper in Atlantic Canada’s Electricity Future – Discussion Series is to help Atlantic Canadians better understand how government regulatory changes and policies aimed at achieving net-zero emission by 2050, as well as evolving consumer behaviours, will likely result in increased electricity prices across the Atlantic provinces relative to

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

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

2022-11-21T20:58:11+00:00July 19th, 2022|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

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 realistic, fair and affordable than it appears today. In June 2022, the Atlantica Centre for Energy released the first discussion paper in

Are advanced Small Modular Reactors (aSMR) part of the Climate Change solution?

2023-03-17T17:19:19+00:00June 28th, 2022|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

Michelle Robichaud, Commentary We have less than eight years to reach the ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets Canada has put in place (cutting emissions by 40 to 45 per cent below 2005 targets by the year 2030). Following this, there will likely be a Clean Electricity Standard in place that will further require a net-zero electricity

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