Energy Transition

Grid-Scale Batteries 101

2024-04-23T23:56:29+00:00April 23rd, 2024|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Stories, Featured, Intermediate, News|

What are grid-scale batteries? Grid-scale batteries, also known as utility-scale batteries or Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), are a collection of individual smaller batteries housed within a single controlled, large-scale energy storage system. They are designed to store electricity that can be accessed for use during periods of high demand or low generation and

Atlantic Canada can win in the energy transition, despite the ‘politics’

2024-03-26T23:47:13+00:00March 26th, 2024|Commentaries, Featured, News|

$40 Billion in energy projects expected to begin construction before 2030 Commentary by Michelle Robichaud, President The Atlantica Centre for Energy’s Chair, Stephen MacMackin, recently wrote 2024 can be a pivotal time in Atlantic Canada’s energy transition if “some of the ‘politics’ can be removed to allow businesses to invest

Lessons learned from Europe’s clean energy transition

2023-07-25T23:34:09+00:00May 31st, 2023|Energy Stories, News, Uncategorized|

The Atlantica Centre for Energy was a breakfast sponsor for the Smart Energy event held in Halifax, April 17-18, 2023. Atlantic invited Michael Galvin, the Director of Hydrogen and Sustainable Fuels with the Simply Blue Group, to present “Lessons Learned from Europe and Fundamental Principles for a Smooth Transition to a Clean Energy Future

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

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

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

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