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Ford Government Taking Bold Action to Fix Hydro Mess

March 21, 2019 TORONTO – Ontario’s Government for the People is reforming the electricity system to reduce costs, drive efficiencies and lower electricity rates for medium and large employers. “Our government is building an electricity system that works for the people, and that starts by cleaning up the mess we inherited,” said Rickford. “We are […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2019250 Views

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NS Government: Energy Savings Programs for Affordable Rentals, First Nations Homes Expanded

March 18, 2019 More Nova Scotians living in affordable rental units or First Nations homes will benefit from efficiency upgrades that can save families hundreds of dollars on their energy bills every year. Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette announced two programs, delivered by Efficiency Nova Scotia, that will expand as part of $14.2 million […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201924 Views

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BC Government: Inquiry will clarify regulation of Indigenous utilities

March 18, 2019 VICTORIA – To support the development of clean-energy projects and businesses that reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions, benefit ratepayers and provide potential economic opportunities for Indigenous communities, government has asked the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) to conduct an inquiry into the regulation of Indigenous utilities. Currently, entities with a connection to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 201929 Views

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Nunavik hydro-electric project eyes summer construction start – Nunatsiaq News

March 18, 2019 Innavik project now awaits regulatory approval A Nunavik community is on track to launch the country’s first Inuit-owned hydroelectric project this summer. The Innavik project in Inukjuak aims to produce the basic power needs for the community of 1,800 through a 7.5-megawatt generating station along the Inukjuak river. The project dates back […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201947 Views

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Marten Falls piloting solar project – Northern Ontario Business

Ring of Fire-area First Nation community studying green power A First Nation community near the Ring of Fire is looking at solar energy to reduce its dependence on diesel fuel for power generation. Marten Falls First Nation and Aecon Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a solar power pilot project. “For Marten […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201964 Views

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Premier Ball Announces $40 Million for Low Carbon Economy Programs

March 15, 2019 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador was joined for the announcement today by the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and MHA for Virginia Waters-Pleasantville; and Nick Whalen, MP for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201960 Views

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Alberta Oil and Gas Sector to Benefit From Over $72 Million Federal Investment in Clean Technology To Help Reduce Pollution and Create Jobs in Alberta

March 14, 2019          Calgary, Alberta              Natural Resources Canada Developing Canada’s natural resources in cleaner, more sustainable ways drives our economy, by creating good, middle-class jobs, improving the environmental performance of Canada’s oil and gas sector and helping to address climate change. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced $72.3 million […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201936 Views

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Indigenous consultations on TMX pipeline on schedule: Natural Resources minister – JWN Energy

March 14, 2019 CALGARY — Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says consultations with Indigenous groups about the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are progressing well and he still expects to wrap up the court-ordered process by May. On a conference call from Houston, where he’s attending the CERAWeek energy conference, Sohi told reporters his department […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201950 Views

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Marten Falls First Nation and Aecon announce strategic partnership to explore renewable energy solution

Thunder Bay, ON – March 14, 2019: Marten Falls First Nation and Aecon Group Inc. (TSX:ARE) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to explore a renewable energy pilot project to reduce dependence on diesel fuel consumption in Marten Falls, a remote community located southeast of Ontario’s Ring of Fire region. The pilot […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201953 Views

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Tsihlqot’in National Government building largest First Nations solar farm

March 13, 2019 WILLIAMS LAKE – The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) is moving ahead with the redevelopment of an industrial site into a solar farm, supported by a $300,000 equity investment from the Province. Funding is provided through B.C.’s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF), which supports Indigenous communities in their efforts to pursue […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201976 Views

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First Nations launch clean-energy projects with provincial support

March 13, 2019 VICTORIA – First Nations in B.C. continue to lead clean-energy projects in their communities as key partners in the Province’s CleanBC plan to reduce carbon pollution. Fourteen Indigenous-driven projects received nearly $2.5 million in financial support from the Province through the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) in 2018. With its […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201942 Views

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Ontario Expanding Access to Natural Gas in Chatham-Kent

March 11, 2019 DRESDEN — Ontario’s Government is working for the people to lower heating costs, create jobs and make businesses more competitive by expanding access to natural gas in Chatham-Kent. Minister of Infrastructure Monte McNaughton, and Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent-Leamington, made the announcement at Cedarline Greenhouses, a company in Chatham-Kent that will be able […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 201941 Views

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Statement from Sheila O’Brien, Chair, AER Board of Directors

Calgary, Alberta, March 5, 2019 Diversity of opinion and experience – it’s what allows us to continually grow and improve. And it’s something that the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has embraced at all levels, from our employees, to our executives, to our board of directors. Recently, the Government of Alberta appointed Ed Whittingham as an AER […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201983 Views

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Canada Invests in Clean Energy for Indigenous Communities in the North

Inuvik, Northwest Territories – Natural Resources Canada The best solutions for combating climate change in rural and remote Indigenous communities come from the people who live there. That is why Canada is investing in these communities and enabling them to use less diesel fuel and more renewable energy. These investments will tap into the vast […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 201967 Views

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Media advisory: MP McLeod to Announce Clean Energy Projects in the North

OTTAWA — MP Michael McLeod, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will announce funding to support two clean energy projects in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. A media availability will follow the event. Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Time: 10:00–10:30 a.m. MST Location: Community Lounge (2nd floor) Midnight Sun […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 201964 Views

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Sachs Harbour residents to benefit from more efficient energy through new, improved power plant

Inuvik, Northwest Territories, March 4, 2019—Investing in local green infrastructure projects that support energy security, help the economy grow and improve the quality of life for those living and working in the North. Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 201956 Views

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Atlantic Growth Strategy Maps Atlantic Canada’s Clean Energy Future

Ministers and Atlantic premiers commit to collaboration on a clean energy future March 1, 2019 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Governments of Canada and the Atlantic Provinces Sustained economic growth in Atlantic Canada requires strong federal-provincial collaboration. The Atlantic Growth Strategy – an initiative of both levels of government – is helping to map the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 201969 Views

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Province provides details on long-term plan for renewable power – CTV News

February 26, 2019 The province announced its next steps in a long-term plan for renewable power on Tuesday and hopes to have 30 per cent of Alberta’s electricity generated from renewable sources by 2030. The Renewable Electricity Program (REP) is supported by revenues from the Climate Leadership Plan’s carbon pricing and fosters further partnerships with […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 201966 Views

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Government of Canada supports Kivalliq Hydro-Fibre Link feasibility work to bring clean energy to Nunavut

February 25, 2019 – Rankin Inlet, Nunavut – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) The economic potential in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut is tremendous. Local residents are committed to growing and improving their communities beyond a dependency on expensive fossil fuels for heat and electricity and the use of satellites for internet connectivity. That’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201979 Views

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National Energy Board reaffirms support for Trans Mountain pipeline project – Fort McMurray Today

February 22, 2019 The National Energy Board delivered its reconsideration report to the federal government Friday with an overall recommendation that the Trans Mountain Expansion Project is in the Canadian public interest and should be approved. The $9.3-billion pipeline expansion would twin the existing 1,150-kilometre pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby, built in 1953, and nearly […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201990 Views

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NEB releases Reconsideration report for Trans Mountain Expansion Project

February 22, 2019 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) today delivered its Reconsideration report to the Government of Canada, with an overall recommendation that the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (Project) is in the Canadian public interest and should be approved. The NEB will impose 156 conditions on the Project if it […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201980 Views

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AB Government: Premier’s plan unlocks $2-billion energy investment

Feb 20, 2019 Nauticol plans to develop a $2-billion methanol plant just south of Grande Prairie. The entire project is expected to create approximately 3,000 direct and indirect jobs, including 1,000 direct construction jobs and over 200 direct permanent jobs. “As we fight to get top dollar for the resources owned by all Albertans, Nauticol’s major […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201987 Views

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Chief Jim Boucher, Canadian Energy Person of the Year

Credits:Fort McKay First Nation Published on Jan 24, 2019 Chief Jim Boucher has been and continues to be, one of the most influential people in Canada, and one of its most successful Indigenous leaders. The Energy Council of Canada is delighted to recognize him as the 2018 Canadian Energy Person of the Year in Calgary […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 2019392 Views

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Alberta-based solar power on the rise

needs, saving $3.9 million per year compared to the expiring contracts. “Alberta is one of the best places in the world to invest in renewable energy. I am so proud to take another huge step in advancing solar energy in Alberta while creating good local jobs and saving millions of public dollars. This is an […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 201986 Views

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Cabinet expected to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline – APTN News

February 18, 2019 Canada’s energy regulator will tell the federal government this week whether it still thinks the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded, but cabinet’s final say on the project’s future is still several months away. The National Energy Board (NEB) is reconsidering the project’s impact on marine life, including highly endangered southern resident […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 201994 Views

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National Energy Board Seeking Comments on Draft Pipeline Financial Resource Requirements

February 15, 2019 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) is seeking feedback on Draft Pipeline Financial Requirements Guidelines (Draft Guidelines) that aim to provide further details on the information that pipeline companies should provide to demonstrate that they meet the financial resource requirements established in the National Energy Board Act (NEB […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 201964 Views

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Three New Solar Electricity Facilities in Alberta Contracted At Lower Cost than Natural Gas

CALGARY, AB, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 – Three new solar electricity facilities to be built in south eastern Alberta (Canada) have been selected through a competitive process to supply the Government of Alberta with 55 per cent of their annual electricity needs. The facilities will be built near Hays, Tilley, and Jenner, by Canadian Solar with […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 201970 Views

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SaskPower Approves 38 Customer Self-generation Projects

February 15, 2019 SaskPower has approved the first selection of customer projects that will generate and sell power to the Company as part of the new Power Generation Partner Program (PGPP). “Taking steps to promote renewable and carbon-neutral projects is another clear sign that Saskatchewan takes the challenges of climate change seriously,” said the Honourable […]

by pmnationtalk on February 15, 2019175 Views

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Government taking action to keep rates affordable for BC Hydro customers

Feb. 14, 2019 VICTORIA – After years of rate hikes and billions in deferred costs at BC Hydro piled up by the previous government, the B.C. government is taking action to keep electricity rates affordable for customers by cutting costs and developing new revenue streams at the Crown corporation. These actions come out of an […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201976 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Sohi to Announce a New Initiative to Generate New Opportunities for Remote Indigenous Communities

February 12, 2019 OTTAWA — Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, will attend the Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference and announce a new initiative to generate new opportunities for remote Indigenous communities through innovative clean energy projects to reduce reliance on diesel fuel. A media availability will follow. Date:                Wednesday, February 13, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2019101 Views

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Alberta contributes $3.3M for huge solar farm in remote Fort Chipewyan – National Observer

February 8th 2019 Alberta will work with Indigenous groups in the province’s remote northeast corner on what the government says will be Canada’s largest off-the-grid solar power project. The plan is for 7,500 solar panels to be erected at the power plant near the airport at Fort Chipewyan. It’s expected the solar farm will be […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 201998 Views

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Solar power to reduce diesel in Fort Chipewyan

Feb. 07, 2019 Alberta is supporting Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation and Métis Local 125 in owning and operating a new solar farm that will reduce their reliance on diesel generators. Fort Chipewyan is not connected to Alberta’s electricity grid and relies on burning diesel fuel for heat and power. To reduce […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 2019165 Views

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New Transmission Line to Power Economic Growth in Northwestern Ontario

February 6, 2019 Ontario’s Government for the People is supporting economic growth, job creation and resource development in northwestern Ontario by providing certainty around the construction of a new transmission line between Thunder Bay and Wawa. Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs visited Fort William First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201975 Views

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AER: Water Use Performance

Energy companies use water throughout the life cycles of their projects and activities. It’s our job to ensure that Alberta’s energy industry uses water resources responsibly and to identify where there is room for improvement. Water Use Report Our Alberta Water Use Performance Report [Tableau] shows how water is allocated and used to recover oil, gas, and oil sands resources. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 201953 Views

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2018-in-review: wind energy is the lowest-cost source of new electricity in Canada and is on track to add approximately 1,000 MW of new capacity in 2019

January 31, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario, January 31, 2019 – Canada’s wind energy industry further expanded its installed capacity in 2018, while solidifying its status as the lowest-cost source of new electricity generation. Newly commissioned projects brought total national wind energy capacity to close to 13,000 megawatts (MW). Meanwhile, competitive auction results in Saskatchewan and Alberta […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 201962 Views

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Province Brings Affordable Heating to Rural Ontario

Fenelon Falls, Cameron and Cambray businesses and residents saving money February 1, 2019 Ministry of Infrastructure FENELON FALLS — The Ontario government is continuing to support the natural gas project to bring affordable heating to Fenelon Falls, Cameron and Cambray, which is already putting money back in people’s pockets. “Ontario’s Government is working for the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 201987 Views

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Government of Yukon’s Independent Power Production policy implemented

January 25, 2019 The Government of Yukon has fully implemented the Independent Power Production policy, allowing First Nation governments, communities and entrepreneurs to generate renewable energy and feed it into the electrical grid to help meet local demands. Renewable energy sources include hydro, solar, geothermal and biomass. Natural gas does not qualify as a renewable […]

by pmnationtalk on January 28, 201977 Views

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Bruce Power to Save Ontario Electricity Customers $200 Million

January 25, 2019 Ontario electricity consumers will benefit from about $200 million in cost savings from operational efficiencies at Bruce Power, putting more than $5 million per month into consumers’ pockets over the next three years.Provisions built into the Bruce Power Refurbishment Implementation Agreement with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) ensure that the people […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2019138 Views

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Province Bringing Jobs and Affordable Heating to Northern Ontario

New Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Will Save Business and Residents Money January 25, 2019 9:30 A.M. Ministry of Infrastructure THUNDER BAY — Today the Ontario government announced support for a new liquefied natural gas plant in Nipigon to help create jobs and make businesses more competitive in Northern Ontario. “Our Government for the People is […]

by pmnationtalk on January 25, 201999 Views

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Government of Canada invests to help make Canada a world leader in clean technologies

Investment in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia will help create jobs and reduce future energy costs for consumers January 24, 2019 – Fredericton, New Brunswick, and Amherst, Nova Scotia Canada’s economy is strong and growing, creating good jobs for the middle class and the people working hard to join it. At the same time, there is […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 2019148 Views

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Canada and Northwest Territories announce joint investment in the Taltson Hydroelectricity Expansion Project

Project will expand green energy infrastructure in the Northwest Territories and provide clean power to Yellowknife. January 23, 2019 — Yellowknife, NT — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is committed to working together with provinces, territories and Indigenous communities to promote a cleaner, more reliable energy supply in rural and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201962 Views

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Made-in-Alberta plan moves $2-billion investment forward

Premier Rachel Notley’s Made-in-Alberta energy strategy is taking a major step forward in diversifying the economy, creating new jobs and adding more value to our resources. Calgary-based Value Creation Inc. (VCI) and its wholly owned subsidiary Value Chain Solutions Inc. are on track to invest $2 billion in an upgrading facility in the Alberta Industrial […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2019128 Views

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AER: Application 1918225 Notice of Application – Tucker Thermal Project

Notice of Application OSCA Application 1918225 EPEA Application 009-00147753 Husky Oil Operations Limited Tucker Thermal Project We have received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1918225 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 009-00147753 from Husky Oil Operations Limited (Husky) for its Tucker Thermal Project. This notice sets the deadline for filing a statement of concern under the section “How […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201977 Views

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TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline GP Ltd. authorized to begin additional construction activities on its Keystone XL Project in Canada

January 21, 2019 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) today approved TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline GP Ltd. (Keystone) request to begin winter clearing work on the North Spread of its Keystone XL Project (Project). Keystone has now satisfied the regulatory requirements for winter 2019 clearing of trees and shrubs along the pipeline […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 201979 Views

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NaiKun Wind Announces Issuance of Shares for Service

Vancouver, B.C. – NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. (TSX-Venture: NKW) (the “Company” or “NaiKun Wind”) today announced the quarterly issuance of shares to the Company’s directors. In connection with the compensation to members of the Board, as announced in a news release of January 14, 2016, the Company has issued a total of 134,766 common shares […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 201956 Views

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Clean energy innovation and economic development in Inuvik

Micro-manufacturing facility and new solar energy bring new opportunities to community January 18, 2019 – Inuvik, NT – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) The opening of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway in 2017 has led to new economic opportunities in the Beaufort Delta region. More visitors have led to increased economic and job opportunities […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 2019100 Views

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How sewage could become an energy resource for Arctic communities – Nunatsiaq News

Jan. 17, 2019 Sludge-to-energy systems are a sustainable solution to two problems remote Arctic communities face What if you could create sustainable energy just by flushing the toilet? While sewage is often perceived as a burden rather than a resource, communities around the world are using waste to generate energy and offset negative environmental impacts. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201983 Views

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Left out in the cold: Regina rally for resources – JWN

Jan. 14, 2019 Regina – The wind was cold, desperately cold, on the steps of the Saskatchewan Legislature at noon on Jan. 8. It was perhaps a fitting metaphor for the supporters of Saskatchewan’s energy sector, who have been out in the cold for a long time now. And that metaphor was not lost on […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201963 Views

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Pattern Energy Completes Sale of K2 Wind Facility

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9, 2019– Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: PEGI) (“Pattern Energy” or the “Company”) today announced it completed the sale of the Company’s 90 megawatt (“MW”) minority owned interest in the K2 Wind power facility (“K2”) in Ontario for a purchase price of CAD$216.0(US$160.0 million1), to a consortium of investors led by Axium Infrastructure. The transaction closed […]

by pmnationtalk on January 9, 201995 Views

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NextBridge ‘disappointed’ with East-West Tie delays as OEB decision looms – Tbnewswatch.com

NextBridge and Hydro One have been asked to submit not-to-exceed prices by Jan. 31. THUNDER BAY – One of the proponents aiming to build a new transmission line along the north shore of Lake Superior is disappointed it seems the decision on how the project will be awarded will come down to two numbers. The […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 2019120 Views

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