An Overview of Atlantic Canada’s Coming Economic Transition

2022-11-21T20:02:50+00:00October 6th, 2022|Publications, Reports|

Governments, businesses and other organizations around the world are committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. This initiative is spearheaded by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC), which asserts that global emissions must be net-zero by 2050 to keep global warming below 1.5°C of pre-industrial levels. The Government

Exporting LNG: Good for Europe… and New Brunswick

2022-11-21T20:57:42+00:00August 16th, 2022|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

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 our climate action goals? Simply put, that is what is on the table with a liquified natural gas (LNG) export

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

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

Don’t punish Atlantic Canada for its successes

2022-11-23T15:20:40+00:00February 17th, 2021|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

At the Atlantica Centre for Energy, we have been working tirelessly to determine the impacts of the Federal Climate Action Plan and Clean Fuel Standard, mindful that both of the new federal initiatives aim to add financial penalties on the use of carbon fuels that will have an impact on people and businesses in

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