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Federal and Provincial Support Helps a Northern Ontario First Nation Cut Reliance on Diesel

A joint investment of $3.76 million enables the Whitesand First Nation to pursue biomass electrical production and new business growth opportunities October 20, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor The Northwestern Ontario Indigenous community of Whitesand First Nation will develop an industrial park to support new biomass and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201731 Views

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National Energy Board Hearing for Line 21 Replacement Project Begins Next Week

October 19, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board’s (NEB) oral hearing on a proposal from Enbridge Pipelines (NW) to replace a segment of the Line 21 Pipeline begins on Monday, October 23 at the Fort Simpson Recreation Centre at 9 a.m. The hearing will start with Oral Traditional Evidence from four Indigenous groups. Once […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201725 Views

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Toronto to Manitoulin: The Path to Planting – Susan Snelling and Barb Erskine recognized as Forests Ontario Green Leaders for their commitment to tree planting

Manitoulin Island, Ontario, October 4, 2017 – In 2003, Susan Snelling and Barb Erskine packed their belongings and left fast-paced Toronto for the idyllic serenity of Manitoulin Island. The move north was prompted by an employment offer that Barb, a psychologist, received from a First Nations health centre; Susan, her partner, a researcher in the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201724 Views

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Indigenous leaders urge Canadians to unite, honour Downie’s legacy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canadians can unite on reconciliation efforts to honour Gord Downie’s legacy, Indigenous leaders said Wednesday. In the final months of his life, the Tragically Hip frontman became an outspoken advocate on Indigenous issues, notably as part of his “Secret Path” project. It […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201733 Views

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Canada’s hostile regulatory environment costing energy investments: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2017  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the federal cabinet was never going to include downstream emissions as a factor when it reviewed the application for the now defunct Energy East pipeline. In a bid to stem political fallout from Energy East’s demise, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201734 Views

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Auditor general set to report on Ontario’s 25 per cent hydro bill cuts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2017 TORONTO _ Ontario’s auditor general is set to report today on the Liberal government’s 25 per cent cuts to hydro bills, which came after increasing anger over rising prices. It’s safe to say auditor general Bonnie Lysyk’s report will not be a favourable one, as she has indicated it is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201720 Views

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A century later, Chaudière Falls is open to the public – Energy Ottawa

Ottawa, Oct. 16, 2017 – Today, distinguished guests joined Hydro Ottawa’s Board Chair Jim Durrell and President and CEO, Bryce Conrad, at the official opening of Chaudière Falls. This is the first time in more than 100 years that the historic site is open permanently for the public to enjoy. The event highlighted the site’s […]

by aanationtalk on October 16, 201737 Views

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Regulations alone didn’t sink the Energy East pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 16, 2017 By Warren Mabee, Director, Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, Queen’s University, Ontario THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Warren Mabee, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201736 Views

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National energy strategy an ongoing discussion, not single report: Carr – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 13, 2017  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the federal government’s long-promised national energy strategy won’t be a single document, but an ongoing conversation with Canadians about the issue. Carr has wrapped up a conference in Winnipeg that brought together experts and industry representatives […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 201757 Views

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Canadians Give Voice to a Vision for Canada’s Energy Future

October 12, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Natural Resources Canada Generation Energy has helped launch Canada on its way to a stronger economy, healthier communities and a more sustainable future for generations to come. More than 600 top experts, industry representatives, traditional and emerging energy sectors, and Indigenous and community leaders from across the country […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 201726 Views

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Indigenous communities embracing clean energy, creating thousands of jobs – CBC

National survey shows Indigenous clean energy a money maker Oct 11, 2017 An increasing number of Indigenous communities are becoming partners in renewable energy projects in Canada and creating thousands of jobs as they do it. A new national survey shows nearly one fifth of the country’s power is provided by facilities fully or partly […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201755 Views

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Powering Reconciliation – Survey of Indigenous participation in clean economy

Ottawa, Oct. 10, 2017 – In a first of it’s kind report, Lumos Clean Energy Advisors has released the results of a national survey of clean energy projects with Indigenous community participation. The survey tracks the economic and social impacts of the projects across Canada that have substantive Indigenous involvement; e.g. ownership, partnership, Impact Benefit […]

by aanationtalk on October 11, 201729 Views

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Alberta Indigenous Renewable Energy Symposium is a Success!

October 10, 2017 FNPA was pleased to present Future Generations: Indigenous Renewable Energy Symposium 2017, Monday, September 18, 2017 at the River Cree Resort in Enoch, Alberta. The succesful, invitation-only, one-day Symposium consisted of working sessions on energy issues, a showcase panel of Indigenous leaders to share lessons learned in renewable energy and a short series […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201738 Views

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BR Energy East Trudeau – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 11, 2017 EDMONTON – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should not go after critics of the cancelled Energy East pipeline project, but should look to his own actions. Scheer spoke in Edmonton yesterday about Trudeau’s recent social media comments accusing those critics of using the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201752 Views

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Dal hosts dignitaries from global ‘energy capitals’ – Dalhousie University

October 5, 2017 Mayors, officers and other dignitaries from more than a dozen cities from around the world were on campus Wednesday morning to learn about research and innovation at Dalhousie, with particular emphasis on the energy sector. The occasion was the Core Energy Conference hosted in collaboration with the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP), […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 201783 Views

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A huge boon:’ Alberta town hopes to pull new kind of energy from old gas well – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 27, 2017  By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ An Alberta town is planning to pull a different kind of energy from the abandoned oil and gas wells that ring its outskirts. Hinton, west of Edmonton on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, is teaming up with academic researchers and the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201736 Views

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GNU: Proposed fuel stabilization rider refund

The Utility Rates Review Council (URRC) is recommending changes to the fuel stabilization rider refund of 5.41 cents per kWh from October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, based on a request from the Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC). In an effort to maintain rate stability, this refund will be on an interim basis, pending a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201731 Views

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GNT: Draft Energy Strategy released for public feedback

YELLOWKNIFE (September 25, 2017) – The Department of Infrastructure is releasing the Government of Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Draft 2030 Energy Strategy for public comment. The GNWT is seeking public input to the Draft 2030 Energy Strategy. Instructions for feedback can be found on the Departmental website at www.nwtenergy.ca The Draft 2030 Energy Strategy sets out the Government of the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 201736 Views

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IESO Releases Final Round of Contract Offers under Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff Program

September 20, 2017 Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) announced today that it will offer 390 contracts representing about 150 megawatts (MW) of small-scale renewable generation. Results of the procurement show strong participation, more than 80 percent, from Indigenous, community, municipal and public sector entities. These contracts conclude the most recent procurement under the Feed-in Tariff […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 201784 Views

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Ottawa should pay for added Energy East pipeline regulatory costs: N.B. premier – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 18, 2017  FREDERICTON _ New Brunswick’s premier says if Ottawa wants to change the rules of the regulatory process for the Energy East pipeline, it should pay the added costs. In an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Brian Gallant says the proposed project is in jeopardy because the National Energy […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017118 Views

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NEB releases pre-construction audit report of Trans Mountain and corrective action plan

September 14, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) today released its pre-construction audit of Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (Trans Mountain). The audit evaluated Trans Mountain’s preparedness to manage construction of its Trans Mountain Expansion Project in a way that assures worker safety and prevents incidents. The NEB concluded that […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 2017130 Views

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Public Energy launching dance season in Peterborough with six-week workshop – Peterborough Examiner

September 13, 2017 Public Energy’s latest season kicks off Wednesday with a six-week workshop that aims to turn ordinary Joes into performers. The group’s artist-in-residence Brian Solomon is hosting a series of dance workshops for his upcoming production, Nogojiwanong Rite of Spring. The piece will re-envision the original Rite of Spring, a 1913 ballet and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201766 Views

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Hydro seeks annual rate hike of 7.9% until 2024 – Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba Hydro is taking a “pay me now or pay me later” approach with its provincial regulator as it seeks to meet its financial targets. In a letter to the Public Utilities Board last week, Hydro said it will now require annual consumer electrical rate increases of 7.9 per cent until 2023-2024 — two more […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201771 Views

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Darlington Refurbishment remains on time and on budget

August 31, 2017 OPG releases Q2 report on Canada’s largest clean energy project Toronto – The refurbishment of Darlington Nuclear’s unit 2 is now 25 per cent complete, on time and within the approved budget as confirmed in Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) 2017 second quarter refurbishment progress report. “Darlington Nuclear is one of Ontario’s most […]

by pmnationtalk on September 1, 201791 Views

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It’s the best way’ Trudeau sells carbon pricing in Saskatoon – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 31, 2017  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touched on the thorny issue of carbon pricing in a fundraising speech in Saskatoon on Thursday night. Outgoing Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has threatened to challenge the carbon pricing plan in court, saying it would be disproportionately punitive […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2017118 Views

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Government of Canada supports clean energy feasibility study

CanNor helps the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation assess natural gas potential to secure regional energy source. August 31, 2017 – Inuvik, NT – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CanNor announced an investment of $467,200 to support a feasibility study […]

by pmnationtalk on September 1, 2017129 Views

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National Energy Board says Trans Mountain meets conditions for B.C. terminal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2017  VANCOUVER _ The National Energy Board says the Trans Mountain pipeline project has met conditions required for the expansion of its Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C. Trans Mountain, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada, has plans to expand the terminal’s dock to load three tankers, up from one, and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2017122 Views

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Former Review Chair Calls Site C Too Pricey for BC’s Energy Needs – The Tyee

‘I think we’re making a big mistake, a very expensive one.’ B.C. won’t need more electricity for many years and, when that time comes, there are less expensive alternatives than the Site C dam, says a submission filed with the B.C. Utilities Commission on Monday by Harry Swain, the man who chaired the federal-provincial review […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201783 Views

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Ktunaxa Nation Council Proceeding with Renewable Energy Installation

August 28, 2017 Cranbrook/ʔa·kiskaqǂiʔit – The Ktunaxa Nation Council (KNC) announced today it is partnering with Columbia Basin Trust, Accelerate Kootenays and Solar Now to install solar arrays on the rooftop of the Ktunaxa Nation Government Building (KNGB) in Cranbrook. The grid-tied, 40 kW, 119-solar-panel system will generate 45,000 kWh of electricity annually and over […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 2017119 Views

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Cold Lake First Nations goes solar

August 28, 2017 Cold Lake First Nations will install solar energy panels on five of its buildings this fall with funding from Alberta’s Indigenous Solar Program. The project is the result of a new provincial grant program designed to help Indigenous communities reduce their energy bills, create local jobs and participate in the emerging green […]

by pmnationtalk on August 28, 2017253 Views

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Register to attend the Arctic Energy Summit in Helsinki, Finland, 18-20 Sept 2017

August 28, 2017 The 2017 Arctic Energy Summit will address energy in the Arctic as it relates to small and off-grid community energy solutions, oil and gas development, renewable energy, regulation and financing, and transportation and transmission. 18-20 September 2017 • Finlandia Hall • Helsinki, Finland Why participate? 1. Arctic Council project: The Arctic Energy Summit is a […]

by pmnationtalk on August 28, 201775 Views

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OPG celebrates opening of Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station

Hydroelectric project is Ontario’s newest source of clean, reliable, low cost energy TIMMINS, ON, Aug. 24, 2017  – Today, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN) celebrated the official opening of the Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station (GS), Ontario’s newest source of clean, reliable, low cost electricity. The project was completed this spring, on budget and ahead of schedule, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 24, 2017149 Views

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Expanded focus for Energy East assessment

Hearing Panel raises profile of technical, safety, security, and emergency preparedness and response considerations August 23, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) has announced the topics that will be part of its assessment of the Energy East and Eastern Mainline Projects. This decision follows a comment period during which […]

by pmnationtalk on August 24, 2017112 Views

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Building energy planning capacities in remote First Nations – The Chronicle Journal

A SHARED vision to build technical self-reliance, developing new partnerships, and promoting healthy First Nation communities is the common thread in bringing over 200 passionate resource development and technical service people to Technations 2017. The 22nd annual Technical Conference and Trade Show is being held from Aug. 21-25 at the Valhalla Inn, Thunder Bay. The […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2017100 Views

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National Energy Board to hear oral traditional evidence on NGTL’s plans to abandon the Peace River Mainline

NEB will hear from local Métis Nations and the applicant August 21, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) will hear oral traditional evidence from two Métis Nations on how NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL)’s plans to abandon a 266 kilometre section of the Peace River Mainline could impact their communities. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2017149 Views

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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, 2017305 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, 2017229 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, 2017168 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, 2017126 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, 2017147 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, 2017141 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, 2017128 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, 2017109 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, 2017120 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, 2017159 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, 2017149 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, 2017130 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, 2017126 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, 2017114 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, 2017141 Views

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