Greenhouse Gas (GHG)

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

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

The Clock is Ticking – Commentary

2022-11-21T21:11:36+00:00April 26th, 2022|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

Commentary Colleen d’Entremont Now that we have finished the first quarter of 2022, and my time at Atlantica wraps up, we find ourselves just that much closer to the deadlines for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Each quarter that passes must have significant accomplishments if we are collectively going to transform our energy production and

Fuel price increases more shocking than solutions

2022-11-21T21:16:37+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

BY MICHELLE ROBICHAUD COMMENTARY Recent volatility in fuel prices has stunned most Atlantic Canadians and risen as a top concern for provincial governments across our region. While these extreme fluctuations are shocking, regional solutions are less so, though not without their own challenges. Russia’s war on Ukraine and corresponding import bans on Russian oil and

If we work together, our region’s energy future is bright

2022-11-23T15:24:50+00:00January 26th, 2022|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

STEPHEN MACMACKIN COMMENTARY While the Atlantic provinces remain national leaders in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the path forward to carbon neutrality will require an unprecedented effort from all of us. How our region produces and uses energy will need to rapidly evolve and incorporate transformative new energy technologies, some of which are being developed right

Atlantic Canada’s GHG Fact Sheet

2022-11-23T14:20:48+00:00June 1st, 2021|Powerpoint, Publications|

Greenhouse gases (GHG) are essentially 93% water vapour, carbon dioxide and methane. They are emitted from normal human and animal activities, like exhaling. These gases have a natural cycle where nature attempts to balance them in the atmosphere. For example, plants inhale carbon dioxide, while humans and animals exhale it. Open Publication

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

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