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

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

Nova Scotia’s Wind Power

2022-12-08T03:09:33+00:00January 1st, 2022|Beginner, Educational Resources, Webpages, Wind|

We all want a cleaner, greener future for our province—and that's why transitioning to renewable energy is our priority. It's a journey we've been on for over 15 years. Now, we're working towards 80% renewable energy by 2030 and phasing out coal. That means when you plug in your appliances, heat your home using

Atlantic Canada’s Wind Projects

2022-12-08T03:10:06+00:00January 1st, 2021|Educational Resources, Intermediate, Webpages, Wind|

The Energiewende (German for energy transition) is a concept that describes the transition to a low carbon, sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy supply. In the not too distant future our energy systems will rely on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy demand management. Dirty coal and oil fired generation will be retired. Visit Webpage

New Brunswick at the forefront of energy innovation – QUEST

2022-11-22T14:00:50+00:00September 15th, 2020|Energy Stories, News|

QUEST, the national non-government organization that works to accelerate adoption of efficient, community-scale energy systems in Canada, says New Brunswick is at the forefront of energy innovation and has an opportunity to shape the utility of the future. QUEST executives Cheryl Ratchford and Eddie Oldfield say New Brunswick is setting an impressive pace in

Natural Forces driving renewables through community partnerships

2022-11-22T14:05:42+00:00July 31st, 2020|Energy Stories, News|

A private, independent power producer with deep roots in the Maritimes is generating interest in renewable energy with its focus on small-scale wind, solar and hydro projects for communities and First Nations. Natural Forces, based in Halifax, has recently completed a single turbine project located near Richibucto, N.B., in partnership with the Pabineau First

Wind Energy Technology

2022-12-08T03:09:05+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Educational Resources, Intermediate, Webpages, Wind|

Electricity from wind energy is one of the fastest growing methods of electrical generation in the world. Kinetic energy from moving air is converted into electricity by wind turbines that are mounted in locations where there are favourable weather patterns. Wind turbines may be employed individually, but are often installed in groups to form

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