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
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
A high-level glance at the Maritime provinces' electricity supply, as forecasted by Canada Energy Regulator. Further insight is available by reading the Atlantica Centre for Energy discussion paper on Electricity Supply Open Publication
Canada is on a mission to lower its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 45% below 2005 levels by the year 2030. New Brunswick has proudly lowered its emissions more than any other province. Now, New Brunswick is leading the charge towards a clean energy future with the newest generation of nuclear: advanced Small Modular Reactors (aSMRs).
A cautionary column by Herb Emery, the Vaughan Chair in Economics at the University of New Brunswick, urges New Brunswickers not to jump to conclusions about the value of nuclear projects in the future based on assumptions about the past. Emery says that while critics invoke the “ghosts of development projects past” like the
The Federal Minister of Natural Resources, Seamus O’Regan, refers to the goal of “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050 as Canada’s “moonshot”. O'Regan says the Federal government is looking at all potential solutions to reduce carbon emissions, including carbon capture, storage, hydrogen, geothermal and small modular nuclear reactors as clean sources of energy. It