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Federal government launches consultations for Clean Electricity Regulations and Clean Electricity Strategy

2023-08-29T20:20:49+00:00August 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

On August 8, 2023, Minister Wilkinson announced a new paper: Powering Canada Forward, which outlines the federal government’s vision for transforming Canada’s electricity sector, with goals to decarbonize our grids by 2035 while keeping electricity systems reliable and costs affordable. This vision will be articulated in the Clean Electricity Strategy, which will be launched

PEI gathering public feedback for new energy strategy

2023-08-29T20:22:40+00:00May 31st, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

The Government of Prince Edward Island released its Energy Blueprint Discussion Paper on April 26 to gather feedback from Islanders for the province’s new energy strategy. The consultation includes an online survey and community meetings, in addition to the Discussion Paper.    The PEI Energy Corporation (and the Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action)

Offshore Wind Energy 101

2023-08-29T20:22:45+00:00April 26th, 2023|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Stories, Intermediate, News, Wind, Wind|

Offshore wind turbines convert wind energy to electricity similar to how onshore wind turbines operate, which are common across Atlantic Canada. What is the opportunity for offshore wind turbines in Atlantic Canada?   What is offshore wind energy?  Like onshore, offshore wind turbine blades spin from the force of wind (turning

Deloitte: 2023 power and utilities industry outlook

2022-12-19T16:33:35+00:00December 15th, 2022|Publications, Reports|

In 2023, supply chain snags, rising costs, and extreme weather are likely to continue plaguing the power and utilities sector. But promising trends in innovation and investment, buoyed by recent legislation, can help the sector fulfill its mission to provide increasingly secure, reliable, clean, and affordable electricity. Deloitte’s 2023 outlook examines the latest power

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

Ambitious climate targets need bold energy innovation

2022-11-23T15:30:00+00:00August 23rd, 2022|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

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 toward our clean energy future. Canada's goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 is ambitious and important. There are less

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

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