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A Focus on New Brunswick’s Energy Plan

2023-11-28T20:16:47+00:00October 24th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

On October 11, 2023, the Community of Creative Citizens (CCC) organized the Public Summit: A Focus on New Brunswick’s Energy Plan. The event was moderated by Atlantica’s President, Michelle Robichaud, and featured a diverse collection of expert speakers covering topics for attendees explore the opportunities and challenges with developing a sustainable and innovative energy

Submission to NB Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship

2023-09-29T14:06:44+00:00September 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, News, Publications, Reports|

On September 27, 2023, Atlantica's President, Michelle Robichaud, presented recommendations on developing a clean energy strategy to New Brunswick's Standing Committee on Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship. Read the full submission: HERE. The Atlantica Centre for Energy’s recommendations for New Brunswick in developing a clean energy strategy includes: A clean

It’s time for an honest conversation in Atlantic Canada about the federal Clean Electricity Regulations

2023-11-27T14:46:03+00:00September 11th, 2023|Commentaries, News|

Commentary by Michelle Robichaud, President. This commentary appeared in all New Brunswick on September 8, 2023 and in the Telegraph Journal on September 11, 2023.  The federal government recently released their Clean Electricity Regulations. These are sweeping rules designed to eliminate virtually all greenhouse gas emissions from electricity produced in Canada by 2035.  After

Federal government launches consultations for Clean Electricity Regulations and Clean Electricity Strategy

2023-10-24T17:09:27+00:00August 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

On August 8, 2023, Minister Wilkinson announced a new paper: Powering Canada Forward, which outlines the federal government’s vision for transforming Canada’s electricity sector, with goals to decarbonize our grids by 2035 while keeping electricity systems reliable and costs affordable. This vision will be articulated in the Clean Electricity Strategy, which will be launched

Myth-busting nuclear energy

2023-09-26T01:37:50+00:00August 29th, 2023|Commentaries, News, Uncategorized|

Commentary by Dr. John Crompton, MD, FRCP, Past President Conservation Council of New Brunswick. This commentary first appeared in The Hill Times on August 24, 2023. It is shared with the author's permission.  It has been a hot summer around the world, but this may be the coldest year of the rest of our

How can burning oil help us reach net zero?

2023-08-29T20:22:55+00:00July 26th, 2023|Commentaries|

Commentary by Jonathan Alward, Vice President, Policy Given all the interest in climate change and in reducing the use of fossil fuels, especially those generating electricity, it is no surprise many people were shocked to learn about Nova Scotia Power’s plans to transition existing coal-fired electricity generation at the Lingan Generating Station to use

What does the Canada’s Energy Future 2023 report mean for Atlantic Canada?

2023-11-27T14:46:59+00:00July 26th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

On June 20, the Canada Energy Regulator released its Canada’s Energy Future 2023 report which explores how possible energy futures might unfold for Canadians. This federal series is typically released every year, but the Energy Future 2023 report is the first to explore net-zero scenarios to “help Canadians and policy makers see what a

Guest Opinion: Alston: New Brunswick’s nuclear innovation

2023-07-26T00:17:06+00:00July 25th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

David Alston’s commentary appeared in the Telegraph Journal on July 4th, 2023. To read his commentary in full, visit: David Alston is a New Brunswick-based repeat tech and marketing startup entrepreneur. “One of the areas of innovation that I’ve always been fascinated with is energy, specifically green and non-carbon emitting energy.” David noted

Atlantic Canadian Conference on Energy System Modelling

2023-07-25T23:34:04+00:00June 27th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

Update from Net Zero Atlantic Atlantic Canadian policymakers, businesses, and households are confronted with many “what if” questions about the future of the region’s energy system. Energy system models can provide the structure and transparency needed to explore these questions and to enable informed and inclusive decision-making on the path to net zero greenhouse

New name. Same great insights and ideas for Atlantic Canada.

2023-07-25T23:34:00+00:00June 27th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) is committed to continuously reviewing and improving our organization. We are excited to announce a new operational name change. Effective June 27th, 2023, we are the Atlantic Economic Council. Changing our name to the Atlantic Economic Council makes our organization more accessible in the digital space. We also

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