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Bullfrog Power joins Skidegate Band Council to launch Haida Heritage Centre solar project

August 17, 2017 Skidegate, BC—On Saturday, August 19, Skidegate Band Council on Haida Gwaii will be celebrating the launch of the Haida Heritage Centre solar project in Skidegate, B.C. Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, contributed funding to the project through its community renewable projects program. The launch celebration, coinciding with the Haida Heritage […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017182 Views

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The Government of Canada invests in bringing clean, safe and reliable electricity to Pikangikum First Nation in northwestern Ontario

August 17, 2017     Thunder Bay, ON         Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Connecting Pikangikum First Nation to Ontario’s power grid will provide clean energy while making an important contribution to the health and safety of community members and boosting the First Nation’s economic development opportunities. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017151 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Carolyn Bennett to Announce Funding for Pikangikum First Nation to Connect to Ontario’s Provincial Electrical Grid

Thunder Bay – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will announce funding to Wataynikaneyap Power to build a 117-kilometre grid line from Red Lake to the distribution system in Pikangikum First Nation. The project, once complete, will connect Pikangikum First Nation to the Ontario provincial electrical grid […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017117 Views

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BR Ont Forest Fires – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2017  A First Nation in northwestern Ontario has been evacuated due to smoke from an increasing number of forest fires in the region. The Nibinamik First Nation declared a state of emergency and asked for the evacuation on Saturday night. An unrelated power outage was also involved. Ontario’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201777 Views

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BR NAFTA Energy Clause – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 16, 2017 CALGARY – As the new NAFTA negotiations begin, an old trade issue that revolves around Canadian energy has created unlikely allies. The “proportionality clause” originally appeared in the Canada-U-S Free Trade Agreement of 1988 and was replicated six years later in the original North American Free Trade […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201790 Views

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Natural Gas Expansion Approved In Lambton, Perth Counties – Bayshore Broadcasting News

August 15, 2017 Ontario Energy Board approved gas expansion in Lambton Shores, Kettle & Stony Point First Nation. The Ontario Energy Board has given Union Gas the go-ahead to expand service to several communities in Lambton and Perth Counties. The approval covers the Kettle and Stoney Point First Nation, Lambton Shores, and the Perth County […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201781 Views

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National Energy Board approves Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project

August 10, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved a proposal from Westcoast Energy Inc., doing business as Spectra Energy Transmission (Westcoast), to build and operate the 27-kilometre-long Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project. The NEB announced its decision in a letter, released today, and expects to issue detailed reasons […]

by pmnationtalk on August 11, 201795 Views

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Nunavut community en route to getting a new power plant – NunatsiaqOnline

Qulliq Energy Corp. requests permission to build $31.4 million plant in Kugluktuk August 10, 2017 Kugluktuk is one step closer to getting a modern electrical power plant, after Nunavut’s Qulliq Energy Corp. formally requested approval from the minister responsible to begin construction. The Nunavut minister responsible for the QEC, Johnny Mike, is currently reviewing the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201776 Views

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BCIT shares vision for Canada’s clean energy future – BCIT

August 9, 2017 From our Smart Microgrid and Energy Oasis to our Factor Four commitment and the Spartan Control Centre for Energy Education and Research, BCIT has a long record of innovation in the sustainability and clean energy arena. On Thursday, August 3, Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, dropped by […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201783 Views

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Old Massett uses clean-energy fund to seed idea

August 09, 2017 OLD MASSETT – From tiny seedlings mighty cedars grow. Or, in this case, from $30,000 grows a $1.3-million biomass boiler that can heat a community. The $30,000 was capacity funding provided through the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund to Old Massett Village Council. Part of the Haida Nation, the council needed […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 2017121 Views

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Call for Expressions of Interest for Next-Generation Clean Energy Infrastructure Projects – Electricenergyonline.com

Aug 8, 2017 Investing in next generation clean energy infrastructure and technologies will advance Canada’s efforts to build a clean economy, create well-paying jobs for middle-class Canadians and help us reach our climate change goals. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, announced a call for expressions of interest for funding aimed at […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2017111 Views

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Manitoba Selects Constitutional Law Expert for Legal Opinion on Carbon Pricing

August 3, 2017 The Manitoba government has asked Dr. Bryan Schwartz (S.J.D., LL.M, LL.B), a constitutional law expert at the University of Manitoba, to provide a legal opinion on the federal government’s authority to implement a carbon pricing regime in Manitoba, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “Dr. Schwartz is a well-known Manitoban expert on […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 201789 Views

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Notice of Decision: Manitoba Hydro Application for 7.9% Interim Rate Increase Effective August 1, 2017

July 31, 2017 NOTICE OF DECISION The Public Utilities Board (Board) approved a 3.36% interim rate increase in Manitoba Hydro’s billed rates effective August 1, 2017. Manitoba Hydro had asked for a 7.9% interim rate increase. All revenue from the rate increase will flow to the established Bipole III deferral account. This deferral account will […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201796 Views

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Energy and Climate Change Strategies Consultation Letters – Alternatives North

Alternatives North has received a reply to its letter to Premier Bob McLeod on the content NWT Climate Change and Energy Strategy public consultation summary.  Read the letter and the reply.  Read the letter to the Premier, and the reply.   NT4

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201771 Views

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Emera Bids Atlantic Link Subsea Cable into Massachusetts Clean Energy RFP

Cost-effective wind and hydro from Atlantic Canada, at a fixed price for 20 years BOSTON– Emera Inc. has formally proposed construction of the Atlantic Link project, a new 1,000 megawatt (MW) subsea transmission line directly connecting Atlantic Canada to the Boston load center. The Atlantic Link will deliver reliable and cost-effective, clean energy to Massachusetts […]

by pmnationtalk on July 28, 201779 Views

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Government Advances Clean Growth Economy With Call for Expressions of Interest for Next-Generation Clean Energy Infrastructure Projects

July 20, 2017      Ottawa        Natural Resources Canada Investing in next generation clean energy infrastructure and technologies will advance Canada’s efforts to build a clean economy, create well-paying jobs for middle-class Canadians and help us reach our climate change goals. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today announced a call for expressions […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 2017151 Views

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Solar for Community Buildings Program Ready for Applications

July 18, 2017 Community organizations that want to be part of Nova Scotia’s cleaner, more innovative energy future will soon have a chance to participate in the Solar for Community Buildings Program. Energy Minister Geoff MacLellan announced today, July 18, the program will open to applications on Monday, July 31, fulfilling another commitment of the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 2017123 Views

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Canada a ‘late entrant’ to global liquefied natural gas market, says new NEB report

July 18, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board Canada is a late entrant to the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market and the next several years will be critical to the development of the Canadian LNG industry, according to a new report released by the energy information and analysis unit of the National Energy […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201729 Views

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Power rate hike pending for N.W.T., public hearings begin Monday in Yellowknife – CBC

Community groups and the public are welcome to question and clarify the proposal for power rate hikes Jul 10, 2017 The Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) wants to hike power rates — again — and its proposed price plan comes under scrutiny by the Public Utilities Board this week. A week-long public hearing starts Monday […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201740 Views

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Commissioner’s exit leaves energy panel with lone member – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 30, 2017 By Matthew Daly THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ And then there was one. The five-member commission that oversees natural gas pipelines and other energy projects is down to a single commissioner as one of the panel’s two remaining members steps down on Friday. The departure of Democrat Colette Honorable from […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 201760 Views

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Head of NEB welcomes overhaul recommendations as way to keep up with times – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 28, 2017  By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ The head of the National Energy Board says a proposed overhaul of how the federal regulator consults, operates and is organized will make it better prepared to respond to modern expectations. Speaking at the sidelines of an industry safety workshop Wednesday, NEB […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 201766 Views

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Energy Industry Legacy: Hundreds of Abandoned Wells Leaking Methane in Alberta Communities – The Tyee

Tyee obtains unreleased report that shows leaks pose threats to health, explosion risk. About 10 per cent of Alberta’s 1,500 abandoned oil and gas wells in urban areas are leaking methane, in some cases at levels that create the risk of health damage and explosions, according to an unreleased 2016 report. The unpublished study by […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 201756 Views

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Clean Energy BC: Spring Conference Presentations

June 22, 2017 Below are some of the presentations that were presented at our Spring Conference on June 1st. Ron Monk, Kerr Wood Leidal Judith Sayers, First Nations Clean Energy Strategy Paper NT4

by pmnationtalk on June 27, 201732 Views

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Three Haida Gwaii youth camps to go solar thanks to Bullfrog Power and Swiilawiid Sustainability Society partnership

June 26, 2017 Haida Gwaii, BC—Solar: A Bright Future—a series of solar installations at Haida Gwaii youth camps in British Columbia—is being announced today alongside a partnership between Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Swiilawiid Sustainability Society (Swiilawiid), a Haida Gwaii community non-profit. Through the partnership, Bullfrog Power will provide financial support to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 27, 201740 Views

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REDI Initiative set to Increase Public Understanding and Awareness of Resource and Energy Development

INUVIK (June 22, 2017) – A new public information campaign is set to increase public understanding and awareness regarding the Northwest Territories’ renewable and non-renewable energy resources and the means by which they can be developed. Called REDI for Resources and Energy Development Information, the new initiative encourages NWT residents to “Get REDI” with fact-based […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201741 Views

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Energy industry warms up to aboriginal equity participation, but window won’t stay open forever – Financial Post

June 16, 2017 Equity participation by aboriginal communities in resource projects is increasingly held up as the key to winning their support. The latest energy industry leader to recognize the benefits is Ian Anderson, president of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd., who in Calgary this week said he’s open to the idea of aboriginal equity participation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201775 Views

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Media Advisory: Fortis Inc. to Host First Fortis Energy Exchange – June 21, 2017

June 15, 2017 ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR – Fortis Inc. (“Fortis”) will host the first Fortis Energy Exchange in partnership with the Canadian Electricity Association, in St. John’s on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The keynote address will be delivered by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. The list of speakers also […]

by pmnationtalk on June 16, 201756 Views

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OEB: The Fair Hydro Act, 2017 came into effect on June 1, 2017

June 15, 2017 The Fair Hydro Act, 2017 came into effect on June 1, 2017. The Act puts in place the framework for giving effect to the Fair Hydro Plan initiatives that the government has stated will: lower electricity bills by 25% on average for all residential customers and as many as half a million […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201780 Views

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Ontario Announces Results of June Cap and Trade Program Auction

Proceeds Will Be Invested to Help Households and Businesses Fight Climate Change June 13, 2017 Today, Ontario announced the results of the province’s auction of greenhouse gas emission allowances, held June 6, 2017. A total of 25,296,367 current (2017) allowances were sold at a settlement price of $18.72 and a total of 1,674,000 future (2020) […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201750 Views

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NEB Sask – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 13, 2017 REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has submitted its response to a report on the modernization of the National Energy Board. Energy Minister Dustin Duncan has sent a letter to federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr about what Saskatchewan sees as the positives and negatives in the report. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201758 Views

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Yedlin: Alberta Energy Regulator ready to expand global impact – Calgary Herald

June 13, 2017 The Alberta Energy Regulator will take a big leap onto the international stage Tuesday with the launch of its centre for regulatory excellence. The question is whether this initiative will give the AER the credibility it deserves from other provinces and non-governmental organizations not only in Canada but around the globe. When […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201762 Views

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Energy Board to open up talks with First Nations – North Bay Nugget

June 11, 2017 The National Energy Board is hoping to open up the lines of communication with more than 150 indigenous communities including Nipissing First Nation. The board has launched an initiative to gather input from Indigenous peoples to help shape the hearing process and other engagement activities for the Energy East and Eastern Mainline […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201750 Views

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Receives Inaugural Henry A. Wallace Award and Pledge of $1 Million in Support for Tribe’s Transition to Renewable Energy

The Wallace Global Fund honors the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s unyielding advocacy for people and the planet – and dedication to fossil fuel independence June 9, 2017 The Wallace Global Fund awarded the inaugural Henry A. Wallace Award and a $250,000 prize to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for its unyielding courage in the fight […]

by pmnationtalk on June 9, 2017106 Views

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Minister Carr Celebrates Deal Between World’s Largest Solar Thermal Company and CanmetENERGY During China Mission

From Natural Resources Canada June 8, 2017 Ottawa Natural Resources Canada Deepening Canada’s clean technology relationship with China is a priority for the Government of Canada. Canada can play a key role in helping China meet its green growth demand and climate change objectives while creating benefits for Canadians. The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 201784 Views

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Engagement on Energy East hearing design

Four Board Members to carry out expanded indigenous and public engagement June 5, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) has launched an initiative to gather input from Indigenous peoples and the public to help shape the hearing process and other engagement activities for the Energy East and Eastern […]

by pmnationtalk on June 5, 201792 Views

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Lower Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent

Meaningful Savings for All Residential Households Coming this Summer May 31, 2017 12:04 P.M. Ministry of Energy Ontario passed legislation today that will lower electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for all residential customers to provide significant rate relief and ensure greater fairness. The Fair Hydro Act, 2017 reduces electricity bills for all […]

by pmnationtalk on May 31, 2017140 Views

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Electricity Agreement to Provide Economic Benefits for Constance Lake First Nation

Ontario and Constance Lake First Nation Sign Agreement May 29, 2017 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Energy Ontario and the Constance Lake First Nation have signed an historic electricity agreement that will provide economic benefits for the First Nation community moving forward. The agreement between the province and Constance Lake First Nation, a partner in the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 29, 201792 Views

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Construction of District Geo-Exchange Energy System Underway at VIU

Relying on water trapped underground in the abandoned Wakesiah mine, VIU’s geo-exchange system represents a huge leap forward in sustainability Nobody could predict that the scores of workers who toiled in the Wakesiah coal mine in the early 1900s would be providing the infrastructure needed to heat and cool buildings at a University – nearly […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 2017119 Views

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A minority government in British Columbia means political risk just skyrocketed for resource projects – Financial Post

May 26, 2017 British Columbia’s election results are finally in. No matter how you cut them, they are not encouraging for planned resource projects. Those that are already advanced, like Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and some liquefied natural gas proposals, may try to march forward. A lot of money has been spent and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 201779 Views

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NEB Modernization Panel report: The good, the workable and the ugly – WCEL

Monday, May 15, 2017 VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – The report released today by the Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board (NEB) contains a mixed bag of recommendations to significantly overhaul Canada’s system for regulating pipelines and other energy projects – some are positive, while others are completely out of […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201797 Views

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NEB Expert Panel report two steps forward, one step back on climate – Pembina Institute

May 15, 2017 OTTAWA — Erin Flanagan, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the release of the NEB Expert Panel report: “The NEB Expert Panel has released a substantial and thoughtful report outlining key reforms to increase public confidence in energy transmission infrastructure reviews. Many of its […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201764 Views

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Scrap NEB and replace it with 2 separate agencies, expert panel recommends – CBC

Energy regulator’s board of directors belongs in Ottawa, not Calgary, report concludes May 15, 2017 A report looking at how to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB) is calling for a complete overhaul, suggesting that it be replaced with two new agencies and its leadership moved from Calgary to Ottawa. A five-member expert panel was […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201760 Views

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National Energy Board Modernization Expert Panel Delivers Report

From Natural Resources Canada May 15, 2017 — Ottawa — Natural Resources Canada Modernizing the National Energy Board (NEB) is a priority of the Government of Canada to help ensure we develop our resources responsibly. It will also be key to growing the economy in an environmentally responsible way. This is what Canadians expect. Today […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2017121 Views

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Panel examining role of National Energy Board delivers report today – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 15, 2017  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The question of whether the federal cabinet should be able to override National Energy Board decisions is expected to be addressed today in a report on the future of the regulator. The five-member panel studying the structure, role and mandate of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201779 Views

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Ontario Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent

Province Introduces Legislation to Provide Lasting Relief for Households Across Province May 11, 2017 2:00 P.M. Ministry of Energy Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, lower electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for all residential customers to provide significant rate relief and ensure greater fairness. The proposed Fair Hydro Act, 2017 […]

by pmnationtalk on May 12, 201790 Views

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Alberta Oil and Gas Sector to Benefit From $21-million Investment in Clean Technology

From Natural Resources Canada May 11, 2017 Calgary Natural Resources Canada Developing Canada’s natural resources in cleaner, more responsible ways will drive our economy by creating good, middle-class jobs and will help reduce the environmental impact and improve the emissions performance of Canada’s oil and gas sector. Acting on climate change and transitioning to a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2017114 Views

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National Energy Board seeks public input on List of Issues for Energy East Hearing

All Canadians can comment on topics to be considered by NEB Hearing Panel May 10, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) is seeking public input on what topics should be considered in the review of the Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipeline projects. The public will have until […]

by pmnationtalk on May 11, 201770 Views

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Media Advisory – Three Western Energy Ministers to Share Stage at Regina Event

OTTAWA, May 5, 2017  – Energy ministers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will take part in a panel discussion in Regina next Tuesday, as part of a broader event involving senior decision makers and corporate and other executives from across the energy sector. “Multiple Pathways to Clean Energy” is the 2017 edition of the Energy Council […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2017141 Views

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NEB: Update on the ongoing Trans Mountain detailed route process

May 2, 2017 The National Energy Board (NEB) released its project recommendation report for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project nearly one year ago. It was approved by the Government of Canada on November 29th, 2016, subject to 157 conditions imposed by the NEB. The NEB’s recommendation was not the end of its role in the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 3, 201776 Views

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Two thirds of electricity in Canada now comes from renewable energy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 2, 2017 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Two-thirds of Canada’s electricity supply now comes from renewable sources such as hydro and wind power, the National Energy Board said in a report released Tuesday. Renewable energy production jumped 17 per cent between 2005 and 2015. The portion of all electricity […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2017142 Views

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