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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, 201729 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, 201717 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, 201719 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, 201738 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, 201722 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, 201729 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, 201749 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, 201723 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, 201766 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, 201728 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, 201759 Views

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BC First Nations Clean Energy Working Group Releases Clean Energy Survey

The BC First Nations Clean Energy Working Group in partnership with the University of Victoria Environmental Studies and Clean Energy BC have released a survey regarding First Nations involvement in the clean energy industry. The survey had 105 responses from the 203 First Nations in the province. The survey found 47% of the 105 First […]

by pmnationtalk on May 2, 201792 Views

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Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations – Events for the month of May – Three major events planned to mark Montreal’s anniversary week

MONTREAL, April 28, 2017  – The month of May is set to be a memorable one as the celebrations marking the city’s 375th anniversary continue. May 17 marks the official date that Montreal turns 375, and to mark the occasion a number of special events are planned, most notably the illumination of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201744 Views

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OESP to benefit more consumers, increase credits by 50%

April 26, 2017 Support for lower-income electricity consumers will increase by 50 per cent and more consumers will be eligible for assistance under changes to the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP), which take effect May 1, 2017. The OESP increase translates to an additional $180 to $300 per year for households in monthly, on-bill OESP […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201769 Views

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Deadline extended for community renewable energy projects

26 April 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The deadline for project submissions under the Community Renewable Energy – Local Entities Opportunity has been extended from April 28 to 3 p.m. on June 30. The Locally-Owned Renewable Energy Small Scale Program allows for municipalities, co-operatives and not-for profit organizations to integrate small-scale renewable energy projects onto the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201742 Views

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Government Launches Solar Program for Community Buildings

April 24, 2017 More communities in the province will be able to participate in clean electricity generation with a new solar pilot program. Energy Minister Michel Samson launched the Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Program, a commitment of the 2015 Electricity Plan today, April 24. “Our province is a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201760 Views

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Minister Carr Calls on Canadians to Join Generation Energy and Share Their Ideas for Canada’s Energy Future

April 21, 2017     Winnipeg        Natural Resources Canada Energy plays an important role in the daily lives of Canadians. It powers our homes, keeps us connected and takes us where we want to go. The way we deliver and consume energy in Canada will evolve as the world works to address climate change while responsibly meeting […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 2017100 Views

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Electricity prices dropping for households and small businesses effective May 1

April 20, 2017 Every six months, the OEB estimates how much it will cost to supply electricity to residential and small business customers on the Regulated Price Plan (RPP), and sets prices to recover these costs over time. Starting in May 2017, the total bill for a typical residential customer who uses 750 kWh per […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201745 Views

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The Natural Step: Oil and gas executives working with cleantech and renewable energy entrepreneurs, environmentalists and other unlikely allies

Innovating Alberta’s Energy Future Showcase explores ways Alberta will lead the transition to a low carbon future April 21, 2017 A diverse group of innovators and influencers will take the stage April 19 to share their ideas and work to help shape Alberta’s energy future. Presenters will include oil and gas executives working on innovations […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201769 Views

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Minister Carr Launches Generation Energy: A Dialogue About Canada’s Energy Future

From Natural Resources Canada WINNIPEG — Media representatives are invited to join Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr at the launch of Generation Energy, a cross-country dialogue on Canada’s energy future. Minister Carr will be joined by energy experts to discuss Canada’s energy future, including what it means for jobs, competitiveness and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201769 Views

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New online portal gives Canadians access to traffic data for NEB-regulated pipelines

April 20, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) is launching a new and interactive online tool that provides Canadians with information on what products are moving through NEB-regulated pipelines. The Pipeline Portal provides easy-to-use information on what has been shipped on most large NEB-pipelines since 2006. Where available, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201746 Views

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Ontario pays $28 million awarded to wind company over offshore wind moratorium – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 13, 2017 TORONTO _ The Ontario government says it has paid a $28-million award that a NAFTA tribunal ruled was owed to a wind power company over a provincial offshore wind moratorium. Windstream Energy had a 300-megawatt project planned in eastern Ontario when the provincial government abruptly enacted the moratorium in February […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201771 Views

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NEB amends Safety Advisory and issues Draft Order on pipeline materials

Pipeline Companies required to revise quality assurance programs April 12, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) has expanded the scope of a previous Safety Advisory and draft Order regarding the quality assurance of pipeline materials. In February 2016, the NEB issued two Safety Advisories and an Order that […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201731 Views

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The AER’s new 2017-20 strategic plan and overview is now available.

The plan includes our strategic priorities, outcomes, performance measures, and targets against which the AER and others will monitor our progress and measure our success. The AER 2017-20 Strategic Plan Strategic Plan Overview NT3

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201765 Views

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Premiers establish Atlantic clean energy partnership

April 12, 2017 SAINT JOHN (GNB) – The following statement was issued today by the Council of Atlantic Premiers following discussions this week in Saint John: The development of a new economy based on clean growth principles, development of cutting-edge technology, diversification of energy sources and more efficient use of energy creates a unique opportunity […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201769 Views

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National Energy Board will hold a public hearing to review NGTL’s plans to abandon Peace River Mainline

The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold a public hearing to consider an application from NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd (NGTL) to abandon a 266-kilometre-section of the Peace River Mainline. The NEB’s Hearing Order, released today, outlines the key steps and deadlines for the hearing.The hearing will include both oral and written components, including a community […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 201747 Views

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New PV System Installed During ICEDO’s Solar Energy Workshop

April 07, 2017 In collaboration with Arctic Energy Alliance and Polar Knowledge Canada’s Science and Technology Program, Inuvialuit Community Economic Development Organization (ICEDO) facilitated a four-day Solar Energy Workshop in March. The workshop provided participants with an in-depth look at how photo-voltaic (PV) systems (solar panels and their associated hardware) work to collect and allow for the storage […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201740 Views

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Ontario’s newest clean energy source in service

April 07, 2017 Timmins – The Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station (GS) on New Post Creek is now generating clean, reliable, low-cost electricity. The project, which is a partnership between Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Coral Rapids Power, a company wholly owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN), was completed safely, ahead of schedule and on […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 2017168 Views

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Funding supports solar study for community school

April 05, 2017 KELOWNA – Westbank First Nation will explore the possibility of installing rooftop solar panels to heat a portion of its community school and building centre thanks to a $20,380 investment from B.C.’s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund. The funding will be used by Westbank First Nation for a feasibility study on […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201745 Views

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Important Pipeline Safety Standard Now Publicly Available

April 6, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) is launching a one-year pilot program to make a key safety standard, known as CSA Z662 – Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems (CSA Z662), available online to the public free of charge. Previously this information was only available to the public through […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201755 Views

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UBCM Submission to National Energy Board Consultation

Apr. 5, 2017 As UBCM advised last month, a consultation is underway to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB). An expert panel has been established to consult with interested parties as part of the review process. UBCM’s submission to the NEB Modernization Expert Panel has been conveyed jointly from the Environment and Community Economic Development […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201737 Views

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First Ontario cap and trade auction will lower emissions, save money – David Suzuki Foundation

April 4, 2017 TORONTO — Ontario’s first cap and trade auction is a crucial step on the road to climate protection and cleaner air, the David Suzuki Foundation said. “We’ve long supported the principle of polluter pays,” said Foundation climate change policy analyst Gideon Forman. “Cap and trade embodies that principle so we’re very gratified […]

by pmnationtalk on April 5, 201747 Views

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Ontario Announces Results of First Cap and Trade Program Auction

Proceeds Will Be Invested to Help Households and Businesses Fight Climate Change April 3, 2017 3:00 P.M. Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Today, Ontario announced the results of the province’s auction of greenhouse gas emissions allowances, held March 22, 2017. A total of 25,296,367 current (2017) allowances were sold at a settlement price […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201762 Views

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Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation administration building goes solar – CBC

Move to alternative energy meant to ‘reflect our vision and ethics as stewards of the land’ Mayo, Yukon, does not see a lot of sunshine through the depths of winter. But in summer, it’s a different story — with almost round-the-clock daylight. That’s why the Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation is banking on solar power to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201766 Views

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Canada’s energy-decision systems are under stress – uOttawa Report

March 27, 2017 Canada’s energy decision-making process is not well suited to the challenges ahead, says a report released today by the University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy project. The report, System Under Stress: Energy Decision-Making in Canada and the Need for Informed Reform, examines core stress points in Canada’s energy landscape and suggests a way […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 201787 Views

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Premier Brad Wall invites Calgary energy companies to relocate to Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is taking a turf war with Alberta to its economic heart, inviting energy companies based in Calgary to move their headquarters to his province. In a letter to Whitecap Resources (TSX:WCP) dated Monday, Wall offers to subsidize relocation […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201782 Views

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Hydrostor Inc. and NRStor Inc. announce partnership to develop Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage projects across Canada

TORONTO, March 28, 2017 – Hydrostor Inc., a global leader in Advanced Adiabatic Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) and NRStor Inc., Canada’s premier energy storage project developer, announced today a partnership to jointly develop utility-scale energy storage projects across Canada. The companies will build on their experience together delivering an A-CAES solution for Ontario’s Independent […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201755 Views

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Final Public Engagement Sessions by the Expert Panel on National Energy Board Modernization

OTTAWA — The Expert Panel on National Energy Board (NEB) Modernization will conclude its public engagement sessions this week in Montréal on Tuesday, March 28, and Wednesday, March 29. The panel will hear presentations and discussions from Canadians and Indigenous peoples on the themes in its Terms of Reference. To register for a session or […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201749 Views

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Budget 2017 invests in Canada’s transition to a clean economy

Wind-powered electricity central to Canada’s energy transition Ottawa, Ontario, March 22, 2017 – Jean-François Nolet, vice-president of policy and communications at the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) released this statement following the release of the 2017 Federal Budget. “The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) applauds the Federal Government’s commitment to continue its transition to a […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201751 Views

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Budget 2017: Electricity Key to Building Canada’s Low-Carbon Future – CEA

Ottawa (March 22, 2017) – In reaction to the federal budget tabled today, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) welcomes the government’s commitment to supporting tomorrow’s low-carbon economy and spurring innovation. “Canada’s future prosperity will be built on a foundation of clean, sustainable growth and Canada’s electricity sector operates at the nexus of economic growth and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201750 Views

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Half of disconnected electricity customers have been reconnected after ban: OEB – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017  TORONTO _ The Ontario Energy Board says that one month after a ban on winter electricity disconnections took effect, about half of the affected customers remain disconnected. The provincial government last month banned electricity distribution companies from disconnecting people’s electricity for non-payment during the winter. Service had to also be […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201779 Views

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Indigenous Communities Get Clean Energy Boost in Budget, New Network

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017  – Indigenous communities in Canada are at the forefront of the transition to a clean energy economy, representing an investment of more than $30 billion in the past five years alone, and leaders in the Indigenous Clean Energy sector have two more reasons to celebrate this week: on Wednesday the federal […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201743 Views

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Pembina: Budget 2017 lays foundation for Canada’s clean growth economy

Pembina Institute reacts to the Government of Canada’s 2017 budget March 22, 2017 OTTAWA — Erin Flanagan, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada tabling of Budget 2017: “Budget 2017 enables Canada’s long-term climate success by making sure our future economic competitiveness is intimately […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201751 Views

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Making sense of Ontario’s cap and trade program

March 22, 2017 Today, the first auction of allowances under Ontario’s cap and trade program was held. While the auction results won’t be made public until April 3, 2017, some analysts expect that most of the 28 million allowances put up for auction will be sold. If you want to know more about cap and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201736 Views

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Public sessions on renewable energy projects

22 March 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Department of Energy and Resource Development and NB Power are teaming up to host a series of public information sessions on community renewable energy projects. “Your government is listening and understands that job creation and economic development are what matter most to New Brunswickers,” said Energy and Resource […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201772 Views

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Media Advisory – National Forum in Ottawa to Discuss First Nations, Resources and Our Energy Future

Media Advisory – National Forum in Ottawa to Discuss First Nations, Resources and Our Energy Future OTTAWA, March 21, 2017  – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is convening a National Energy Forum titled “Inclusive Prosperity in Our Energy Future” taking place March 22-23 at the Delta City Center in Ottawa, ON. Delegates will gather to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 2017134 Views

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The Assembly of First Nations Invites You To Attend 2017 National Energy Forum

The Assembly of First Nations Invites You To Attend 2017 National Energy Forum National Energy Forum ‘‘INCLUSIVE PROSPERITY” Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario OBJECTIVES: Solidify First Nations’ rights in the energy landscape Amplify First Nation roles in energy decision making to support traditional values; and, Explore domestic and international opportunities for First Nations across the energy spectrum. THE FORUM WILL INCLUDE: […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017114 Views

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Energy Sector Transformation a Key Component of Canada’s Low-Carbon Future – The Conference Board of Canada

Ottawa, March 20, 2017— Canada’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions brings with it a commitment to improve the way we produce, transport, and consume energy. It influences all sectors of the economy, government actions, and household decisions, according to a new report from The Conference Board of Canada. Shaping the Canadian Low-Carbon Economy outlines […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201738 Views

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Not So Fast: Three Factors Could Stop Keystone Pipeline from Ever Being Built – Smarter Shift

March 19, 2017 In spite of Donald Trump’s January 24 executive order inviting TransCanada Corporation to reapply for permission to build the Keystone XL pipeline, there are three good reasons to think the pipeline may never be built, DeSmog Canada reported last week. “U.S. approval, while a great leap forward for TransCanada, doesn’t guarantee the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201755 Views

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NFN chief applauds hydro fee cut – The Nugget

March 17, 2017 Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod applauds the province’s decision to exempt on-reserve First Nation households from hydro delivery charges. “There are so many cases where I hear delivery charges for electricity far exceed the cost of the bill. Some delivery charges are more than $200,” McLeod said Thursday. “It’s a big […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201740 Views

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