COP28 Conference: Canada and 21 Other Countries Agree to Tripling Nuclear Energy by 2050

2023-12-14T14:23:42+00:00December 12th, 2023|Energy Stories, Featured|

In December, the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change took place in Dubai. There, 22 countries, including Canada, agreed to triple global nuclear power capacity by 2050 to help reach net zero. This added generation would be in addition to significant renewable

Statement in support of indigenous equity partnerships with advanced small modular reactor companies in New Brunswick 

2023-09-25T16:34:35+00:00September 25th, 2023|News, Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 25, 2023  Saint John, NB – Today, the Atlantica Centre for Energy recognizes and applauds the announcement of North Shore Mi’kmaq Tribal Council (NSMTC) and member communities entering into equity agreements with Moltex and ARC Clean Technology (ARC) is of historic significance for the energy sector in New Brunswick.   NSMTC

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

National spotlight on New Brunswick as Canada’s first Generation-4 SMR files for federal license

2023-10-24T17:09:37+00:00August 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

As part of the country’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Canada’s first fourth-generation advanced Small Modular Reactor (SMR) is being launched in New Brunswick. NB Power has filed an application to the federal regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), for a License to Prepare Site. In conjunction with this impressive project milestone, NB

Member Spotlight: Kinectrics

2023-11-27T14:46:51+00:00August 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

Atlantica recently sat down with Julie West, the Senior Vice President of Business Improvements and Compliance for Kinectrics, to learn more about the business' operations in New Brunswick and across Canada. Q: Can you tell us about Kinectrics' global profile? A: Kinectrics is a trusted supplier of innovative and sustainable life

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

Momentum continues for New Brunswick’s advanced Small Modular Reactor Developers

2023-06-27T23:58:52+00:00March 29th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, Moltex Energy announced SNC-Lavalin will take a minority ownership position to continue the development of Moltex's aSMR, SSR-W, and the WATSS waste recycling technology. “Our partnership with SNC-Lavalin is a testament to the strength and strategic alignment of our organizations, and our shared commitment to a sustainable, secure energy

aSMRs 101

2023-03-01T18:20:03+00:00January 24th, 2023|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Stories, News, Nuclear|

Facts about advanced Small Modular Reactors   New Brunswick has a long history of safely producing nuclear energy at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station. Nuclear energy supplies about 40 per cent of the province’s electricity, part of its 80 per cent non-emitting electricity generation.    This article provides information about advanced Small Modular Reactors (aSMR)

New Research Examines Energy Mix Options to Meet Net Zero 

2023-03-01T18:20:29+00:00January 24th, 2023|Commentaries, News|

Commentary by Jonathan Alward, Vice President, Policy, Atlantica Centre for Energy Recent analysis shows that cost-effectively transitioning our energy system in Atlantic Canada to net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can be based upon a mixed portfolio of solutions including wind-, hydro-, nuclear-, and natural gas-based energy generation.   The federal government is currently developing the

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