Atlantica recently interviewed Derek Estabrook, Vice President of Business Development for Eastward Energy, to learn more about the business’ operations and future in Nova Scotia. Q. Please tell us about Eastward Energy. What do you do in the energy sector? A. Eastward Energy is Nova Scotia’s natural gas distribution utility.
The Atlantica Centre for Energy participated as a breakfast sponsor for the Smart Energy event held in Halifax, April 17-18. The message we wanted to impart on the audience of 600 came from an unlikely source with the title of our keynote address: Lessons Learned from Europe and Fundamental Principles for a Smooth Transition
Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, was welcomed at the 2023 Smart Energy Event, as he kicked off the second day with the following spoken remarks. MP Fillmore weaved his personal experience as a city planner into an important message about the
As Atlantic Canadians, we feel a deep connection to the ocean and waterways that surround us. Searching for sea glass, ice fishing, and boating are seasonal pastimes in maritime communities. And we aren’t strangers to working in fisheries, in aquaculture, or in the offshore petroleum sector. We experience the strength of the Atlantic Ocean
Commentary by Michelle Robichaud, President, Atlantica Centre for Energy It feels like Atlantic Canada is in a global race to be part of the net zero by 2050 transition. New sources of energy generation, storage and/or transmission seems to be a priority for each and every province and state. For the first time in history,
On January 6, 2023, the federal government concluded formal consultations relating to two new Investment Tax Credits (ITC), which will launch the same day as Budget 2023. The new Investment Tax Credit for Clean Technologies and the Investment Tax Credit for Clean Hydrogen were detailed in the 2022 Fall Economic Statement on November 3, 2022.
Clean hydrogen will play a key role in the future energy system—particularly in decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors. By 2030, clean hydrogen is expected to be used in sectors such as aviation, refining, and road freight, and expand into others such as shipping thereafter. Through interviews with over 350 CEOs, executives, and leaders across the private
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
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
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 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
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