Net Zero

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

Net Zero 101

2023-07-25T23:34:15+00:00May 31st, 2023|Beginner, Clean Technology, Clean Technology, Educational Resources, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Energy Stories, Intermediate, News, Plans & Roadmaps|

What does net zero actually mean?  Achieving "net zero" means equalling the difference between the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by human activity and the amount removed from the atmosphere. GHGs in Canada include carbon dioxide (80%) and methane (14%), among others. Net-zero emissions is similar to carbon neutrality, which is often

My energy knowledge shift

2023-08-29T20:22:36+00:00May 31st, 2023|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

Student Perspective by Yeasmin Ibrahim I am Yeasmin, I will be graduating from the NBCC Business Administration: Marketing Diploma program in June. I consider myself a creator at heart with many mediums including food, artwork, and ideas. I was pleased to be selected for the Marketing Outreach Coordinator position at Atlantica Centre for Energy

PEI gathering public feedback for new energy strategy

2023-08-29T20:22:40+00:00May 31st, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

The Government of Prince Edward Island released its Energy Blueprint Discussion Paper on April 26 to gather feedback from Islanders for the province’s new energy strategy. The consultation includes an online survey and community meetings, in addition to the Discussion Paper.    The PEI Energy Corporation (and the Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action)

Where are the Clean Electricity Regulations?

2023-06-27T23:59:39+00:00April 26th, 2023|Commentaries, News|

Commentary by Michelle Robichaud, President of the Atlantica Centre for Energy  The federal government is in the process of developing transformative new Clean Electricity Regulations (CER) to nearly eliminate emissions from electricity generation for utilities across Canada beginning in 2035. This process is taking time though as the proposed framework was released last July

Shifting the Atlantic Loop into gear

2023-06-27T23:58:58+00:00March 29th, 2023|Commentaries, News|

Commentary by Stephen MacMackin, Chair Potential clean energy investments in Canada have been stalled. Francis Bradley, the President and CEO of Electricity Canada, recently commented “We’re kind of stuck in neutral right now and we need to get this into gear.” Investment decisions have been waiting, in large part, for a clear path forward

Public Energy Symposium in Fredericton Draws a Large and Diverse Audience

2023-05-31T01:24:29+00:00March 28th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

The Community of Creative Citizens (CCC) is self-described as “a group of New Brunswick residents drawn from business, public administration, consulting, health care, and academia, all of whom share the dream that their beloved province flourish economically, socially, and culturally”. The group remains focused on “the present, the near-term future and the longer-term future of New

The race to a green economy

2023-06-27T23:58:13+00:00February 21st, 2023|Commentaries, News|

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,

Nova Scotia Power’s Integrated Resource Plan Process

2023-03-01T18:19:39+00:00January 24th, 2023|Clean Technology, Commentaries, Educational Resources, Energy Efficiency, Energy Stories, News, Plans & Roadmaps, Policy, Policy, Wind|

Commentary by the NS Power IRP Project Team Nova Scotia Power’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) presents a long-term strategy for delivering safe, reliable, affordable, and clean electricity to customers across Nova Scotia.  It is undertaken through a consultative process together with interested parties, the energy community, and our regulator to plan for the long-term

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