New Brunswick (NB)

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

The Canadian Energy Efficiency Scorecard: Provinces and Territories

2022-11-21T20:12:23+00:00January 1st, 2021|Publications, Reports|

The Canadian Energy Efficiency Scorecard tracks provinces and territories on 54 metrics across energy efficiency programs, buildings, transportation and industry, and provides an overall score. The annual report measures provincial and territorial progress on energy efficiency programming and outlines the policy recommendations required to support and catalyze better energy efficiency performance — vital to

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

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