New Brunswick releases energy path to 2035

2024-04-23T23:58:45+00:00December 13th, 2023|Energy Stories, News|

On December 13, the Government of New Brunswick released its strategy for transitioning the province to clean energy: Powering our Economy and the World with Clean Energy – Our Path Forward to 2035. The Atlantica Centre for Energy is pleased that the strategy is focused on four areas ensuring affordability, energy security and reliability, regulatory reform and

Offshore wind regulations taking shape in Newfoundland and Labrador

2023-12-12T23:27:34+00:00December 12th, 2023|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

On December 6, the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on offshore wind to enable the province to take the regulatory lead on offshore wind projects within its inland bays. This MOU outlines a process by which the province can administer leases and life-cycle regulation, including revenue

Member Spotlight: Natural Forces

2023-10-24T17:06:18+00:00October 24th, 2023|Energy Stories, Featured, News|

Atlantica recently interviewed Amy Pellerin, Director of Canadian Developments for Natural Forces, to learn more about the business’ operations in the Maritimes and elsewhere in the world. Q. Please tell us about Natural Forces. What do you do in the energy sector? A. Natural Forces is a privately owned power producer that collaborates with local

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

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

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

Offshore Wind Energy 101

2023-08-29T20:22:45+00:00April 26th, 2023|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Stories, Intermediate, News, Wind, Wind|

Offshore wind turbines convert wind energy to electricity similar to how onshore wind turbines operate, which are common across Atlantic Canada. What is the opportunity for offshore wind turbines in Atlantic Canada?   What is offshore wind energy?  Like onshore, offshore wind turbine blades spin from the force of wind (turning

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 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

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