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Recap: Canada’s Budget 2024

2024-04-23T23:57:30+00:00April 23rd, 2024|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

Canada’s Budget 2024 was released on April 16, 2024. This Budget includes several new tax changes and incentives which will impact Canada’s energy sector and energy affordability for customers. The Atlantica Centre for Energy reviews the Budget to find out which programs and policies included will impact Atlantic Canada’s energy sector, and how these

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

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

COMMENTARY: Enabling a cleaner energy future empowered by Atlantic innovation

2022-11-22T12:08:04+00:00September 27th, 2021|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

STEPHEN MACMACKIN COMMENTARY In the face of the unmistakable consequences of climate change, society expects action on a clean energy future. With all the ingenuity and innovation we have within Atlantic Canada, clearly we can lead the way in forging that future. Amid the race to develop the next generation of clean energy solutions,

Guest commentary: New Brunswick will need sharp elbows over SMRs

2023-03-17T17:21:43+00:00July 24th, 2021|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

DAVID CAMPBELL COMMENTARY To cash in on the coming nuclear energy boom, New Brunswick will need sharp elbows. There was a long exposé in The Globe and Mail discussing the opportunities and challenges associated with the small modular reactor (SMR) industry in Canada and around the world. The journalist cited multiple initiatives and companies in Ontario,

New carbon tax plan a heavy burden on Atlantic Canadians

2022-11-23T15:29:15+00:00November 12th, 2020|Commentaries, News|

STEPHEN MACMACKIN COMMENTARY Very few Atlantic Canadians are aware the federal government is about to usher in new regulations on fuel production that will cost businesses and consumers in this region over $1.4 billion in direct compliance costs. Ottawa’s proposed Clean Fuel Standard essentially creates a new, second carbon tax on all fossil fuels

Clean Growth and a Robust Economy – It is Possible

2022-11-23T15:19:18+00:00September 17th, 2020|Commentaries, News|

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

Not the time for costly Clean Fuel Standard

2022-11-23T15:16:03+00:00September 17th, 2020|Commentaries, News|

The Atlantica Centre for Energy has issued letters to the premiers of the Atlantic Canadian provinces and to the federal government warning that as the region struggles with the impacts of the pandemic, it is not the right time to impose the Clean Fuel Standard. The federal government is expected to reveal details of the

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