Nova Scotia (NS)

Nova Scotia Clean Electricity Solutions Task Force releases report

2024-02-28T13:17:21+00:00February 28th, 2024|Beginner, Clean Technology, Clean Technology, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Energy Stories, Featured, Intermediate, Press Releases|

On February 23, 2024, Nova Scotia’s Clean Electricity Solutions Task Force released a report: Modernizing Energy from Transmission to Transformation. The Task Force spent the last roughly 10 months consulting with stakeholders and exploring ways to modernize the province’s electricity infrastructure and regulatory environment. Launched in April 2023, the Task Force includes Alison Scott,

Updates on Nova Scotia Power’s clean electricity transition

2024-04-23T23:59:46+00:00February 17th, 2024|Beginner, Clean Technology, Clean Technology, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Energy Stories, Intermediate, News, Press Releases|

Nova Scotia Power is busy preparing for a transition away from coal-fired electricity generation and to meet provincial mandates to provide 80 per cent renewable electricity sales by 2030, as well meet the federal government’s incoming Clean Electricity Regulations, which will require the utility to meet net-zero by 2035. Read below for a synopsis

Nova Scotia approves two new wind farm projects

2023-03-29T00:19:57+00:00February 21st, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

On February 13, the Government of Nova Scotia approved two wind farm projects developed by Natural Forces Developments in partnership with the 13 Mi'kmaw bands in the province through Wskijnu'k Mtmo'taqnuow Agency Ltd.  The Benjamins Mill Wind Project, near Windsor, will contain 28 turbines and aims to produce 150MW of electricity. The Westchester Wind

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

Atlantic Canada’s Electricity Future – Discussion Series Part 1: Electricity Supply

2022-11-23T02:18:39+00:00November 23rd, 2022|Discussion Papers, Publications|

The purpose of this discussion paper is to help Atlantic Canadians better understand how federal regulatory changes, aimed at achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, will impact the supply of electricity in Atlantic Canada. This paper uses publicly available federal data through the Canada Energy Regulator’s Energy Futures 2021 report. Open Publication

Atlantic Canada’s Electricity Future – Discussion Series Part 2: Electricity Demand

2022-11-23T02:35:58+00:00September 27th, 2022|Discussion Papers, Publications|

The purpose of the second discussion paper in Atlantic Canada’s Electricity Future – Discussion Series is to help Atlantic Canadians better understand how federal regulatory changes and policies aimed at achieving net-zero emission by 2050, as well as evolving consumer behaviours, will likely increase electricity demand across the Atlantic provinces. Like the first paper in

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

The questions we aren’t asking about our clean energy transition

2022-11-21T20:58:11+00:00July 19th, 2022|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

COMMENTARY: Stephen MacMackin Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 is an ambitious but important goal; one supported by businesses and residents across Canada. However, in Atlantic Canada, the path to get there must be more realistic, fair and affordable than it appears today. In June 2022, the Atlantica Centre for Energy released the first discussion paper in

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

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