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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the Assembly of First Nations 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow in Toronto, Ontario

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the Assembly of First Nations 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow in Toronto, Ontario Greetings, The Assembly of First Nations is hosting the 2020 National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow on March 10-12, 2020, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The forum will host plenary […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202022 Views

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Journalists covering Indigenous Peoples in renewable energy should focus on context and truth, not click-bait – The Conversation

We rely on the news media to help us understand the world. But news media does not provide unbiased windows. This bias has been shown to be a problem for Indigenous Peoples around the world. For example, Brad Clark of Royal Roads University has said that TV news coverage of First Nations, Métis and Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202042 Views

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Pattern Energy Sets March 10, 2020, for Special Meeting Vote on CPPIB Merger Agreement

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21, 2020 – Pattern Energy Group Inc. (Nasdaq and TSX: PEGI) (“Pattern Energy” or the “Company”) today announced that it had established a record date of January 31, 2020, and a special meeting date of March 10, 2020, for a meeting of its stockholders to, among other things, vote to approve proposals […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202021 Views

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Canada Energy Regulator to hear Oral Indigenous Knowledge on NGTL application to build Edson Mainline Expansion Project

CALGARY, Jan. 20, 2020  – The Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator (Commission, CER) will hear oral Indigenous knowledge on an application from NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) to build and operate approximately 85 kilometres of natural gas pipeline in central Alberta. The CER recognizes that Indigenous peoples have an oral tradition for sharing knowledge from […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202026 Views

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Editorial: Hydro power’s promise – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Atlantic Canada’s premiers — with a big helping hand from visiting Quebec Premier François Legault — were thinking big this week. The highlight of the St. John’s meeting was easily the dream of someday providing all of the region’s energy needs with plentiful, economical and renewable hydroelectric power from northern Quebec and Labrador. There’s no […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202048 Views

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Indigenous Communities Take Stake in Essential Energy Infrastructure as Canadian Utilities, an ATCO Company, Completes Sale of Alberta PowerLine

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 19, 2019 ATCO Ltd. (TSX: ACO.X, ACO.Y) / Canadian Utilities Limited (TSX: CU, CU.X) Canadian Utilities Limited (CU), an ATCO company, along with Quanta Services, Inc. (Quanta) (NYSE:PWR), has completed the previously announced sale of Alberta PowerLine (APL), a partnership between CU (80 per cent) and Quanta (20 per cent). “We are […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 2019122 Views

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Indigenous leaders meet with banks to discourage investment in Arctic energy – National Observer

December 18th 2019 First Nations leaders from Yukon are meeting with bankers in Toronto this week to try to persuade them not to invest in energy development on the range of a vital caribou herd. “We are going down to encourage them not to invest in the lease sales that are going on in Alaska,” […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201982 Views

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Ontario Expanding Natural Gas to More Communities Across Ontario

December 17, 2019 LUCKNOW — Today, Associate Minister of Energy Bill Walker announced that the government is expanding access to natural gas to more families and businesses throughout rural, northern Ontario and Indigenous communities. The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) will begin the process of collecting information about natural gas expansion opportunities across Ontario and develop […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201956 Views

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Pattern Energy Announces Expiration of “Go-Shop Period”

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9, 2019 — Pattern Energy Group Inc. (Nasdaq and TSX: PEGI) (“Pattern Energy” or “the Company”) today announced the expiration of the 35-day “Go-Shop Period” under the merger agreement between Pattern Energy and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”) (the “Merger Agreement”) that was previously announced on November 4, 2019. During the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201949 Views

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Qulliq Energy Corporation maintains Certificate of Recognition (COR) accreditation through external audit

IQALUIT, Nunavut (December 9, 2019) – Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) successfully passed an external audit by the Northern Safety Association (NSA). Part of a well-respected, Canada-wide certification program, COR audits evaluate existing health and safety programs along with workplace practices. QEC completed the audit with an overall score of 86%. “In 2013, QEC was the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201974 Views

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CNSC amends Saskatchewan Research Council’s non-power reactor operating licence

From: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission December 9, 2019 – Ottawa Today, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced its decision to amend Saskatchewan Research Council’s (SRC) non-power reactor operating licence for its SLOWPOKE-2 reactor facility located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The decision was made further to a public hearing held on September 26, 2019 in Ottawa, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201959 Views

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NexGen Signs Four Study Agreements With Local Communities

VANCOUVER, Dec. 5, 2019  – NexGen Energy Ltd. (“NexGen” or the “Company”) (TSX: NXE, NYSE MKT: NXE) is pleased to report a new milestone in its Environmental Assessment process. NexGen has successfully entered into Study Agreements with four local communities within the project area. The communities are all within proximity (Map 1) to the 100% owned, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019107 Views

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CER approves Chevron Canada application to export LNG

December 4, 2019 The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has approved an application from Chevron Canada to export LNG for a term of 40 years. In reviewing the application, the CER found that the natural gas that Chevron plans to export would be surplus to the needs of Canadians, both today and in the future. In […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2019112 Views

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The Canada Energy Regulator releases new long-term energy outlook

December 3, 2019 – Canada Energy Regulator Today, the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) released its long-term energy outlook that explores how new technologies, infrastructure developments and climate policy will impact Canadian energy consumption and production trends over the next 20 years. Canada’s Energy Future 2019: Energy Supply and Demand Projections to 2040 shows that while […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201980 Views

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Leading Independent Proxy Advisor Firm Glass Lewis Recommends that Pengrowth Energy Corporation Shareholders Approve the Arrangement with Cona Resources Ltd.

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 03, 2019 — Pengrowth Energy Corporation (“Pengrowth” or the “Company”) (TSX:PGF, OTCQX:PGHEF) today announced that a second leading proxy advisory firm, Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (“Glass Lewis”), released a report (the “Glass Lewis Report”) recommending that Pengrowth shareholders vote in favour of the proposed arrangement (the “Arrangement”) with Cona Resources Ltd. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201976 Views

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First Nation-owned and operated solar farm opens in B.C. – CTV

December 2, 2019 WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — The chief of a small Indigenous community in British Columbia’s Interior says he expects the power to go on any day now for what will be among the first solar farms 100 per cent owned and operated by a First Nation in the province. Chief Russell Myers Ross […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201996 Views

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B.C. community opens solar farm 100 per cent owned and operated by First Nation – Times Colonist

December 1, 2019 WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — The chief of a small Indigenous community in British Columbia’s Interior says he expects the power to go on any day now for what will be among the first solar farms 100 per cent owned and operated by a First Nation in the province. Chief Russell Myers Ross […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201966 Views

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Could Indigenous ownership kick-start energy sector? – Wealth Professional

There’s an idea being floated out West, a means to restore a little hope to the bleak prospects for investors in Canada’s energy sector: Indigenous ownership of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX). At a panel discussion at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, industry and First Nations leaders […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201965 Views

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Nunavut’s neighbours gather to discuss the future of renewable energy in the Arctic – Nunatsiaq News

28 November 2019 Representatives from Greenland, Canada and U.S. talk ideas and lessons learned Renewable energy experts from across the Arctic gathered in Iqaluit on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 to share ideas and lessons learned when operating in the North. Participants from Nunavut, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Greenland and the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201998 Views

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Can First Nations Power Authority transform the energy industry? – National Observer

November 24th 2019 After hundreds of years of outside governments and industry cashing in on Indigenous lands and resources with few benefits reciprocated, one organization is setting new precedent that could transform the energy industry. Armed with the backing of dozens of First Nation members and corporate partnerships, an initiative to create renewable energy projects […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201989 Views

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Manitoba slams lack of detail on Indigenous child-welfare overhaul plan – National Post

WINNIPEG — Canada is only six weeks away from one of the largest-ever reforms to the Indigenous child-welfare system and Ottawa has not shared information about how it will be implemented or funded, Manitoba’s families minister says. “This is not the way to bring about reforms in such an important area as this that will […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 2019143 Views

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Nova Scotia Recognized as a National Leader in Energy Efficiency

November 19, 2019 Nova Scotia continues to be a North American leader in fighting climate change by reducing emissions and now our province is being recognized as a national leader for energy efficiency efforts. The Efficiency Canada study released today, Nov. 19, ranked Nova Scotia best in Canada for energy efficiency programs and for having […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201981 Views

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Energy Council of Canada member organizations collaborate to create 2019 Canadian Energy Compendium

The complete document, containing nearly a dozen articles from leading energy organizations and corporations, discussing Indigenous Energy Across Canada, is now available as a PDF via www.energy.ca. OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2019 – The Energy Council of Canada has released its newest annual initiative, the Canadian Energy Compendium. The Compendium is a collaborative project comprised of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201980 Views

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Nunavut utility pitches new $32.4M power plant for Arctic Bay – Nunatsiaq News

18 November, 2019 Federal energy fund would cover 75 per cent of the cost The Qulliq Energy Corp. has asked the Nunavut government for permission to build a new $32.4-million diesel-burning power plant in Arctic Bay to replace a 45-year-old structure that’s now too small, too unsafe, and incapable of meeting the community’s electrical energy […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201968 Views

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Solar power coming to Paqtnkek!

Renewable energy project to promote solar energy at the new Bayside Travel Centre on Highway 104 Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, Nova Scotia – On behalf of Paqtnkek First Nation’s Bayside Development Corporation, renewable energy developer Natural Forces has secured a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with NS Power Inc. This agreement allows for the sale of renewable […]

by ahnationtalk on November 11, 2019174 Views

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Pieridae Announces Third Quarter Results

Highlights: Completed the transformational Shell asset acquisition which is immediately accretive to the Company Shell assets give Pieridae majority of the gas resource to supply Train 1 (or facility) at Goldboro LNG facility Third quarter production averaged 14,657 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“Boe/d”), resulting in $12.7 million in revenues, three per cent higher […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201966 Views

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UWinnipeg hosts a reflections on hydropower conference

The international conference Ki Ta Ski Naw, Our Land – Reflections on Hydropower and Energy Justice will be held at The University of Winnipeg from November 8 – 10, 2019. Hydropower has emerged as an important source of energy around the globe over the last 50 years. In Canada, it has come to play a significant role […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201991 Views

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Pipeline Integrity Management Programs Must Consider Slope Movement

Nov 07, 2019 A number of factors can increase the instability of slopes, including precipitation. The AER has noted a slight increase in the number of pipeline failures this year resulting from earth movement of unstable slopes. Licensees must consider natural hazards as part of their integrity management programs. The Pipeline Act and Pipeline Rules […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201977 Views

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AER: New Edition of Directive 081

Today, we released a new edition of Directive 081: Water Disposal Limits and Reporting Requirements for Thermal In Situ Oil Sands Schemes. It consolidates various aspects of water management requirements for thermal in situ oil sands operations. It sets water disposal limits and includes guidance for reporting facility water streams to Petrinex. The goal is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201991 Views

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Solar Program Helping More Community Organizations

November 4, 2019 Nova Scotia has set some of the most ambitious goals in North America for reducing emissions. A government program that helps community organizations add solar energy to their buildings will help the province continue to lead the fight against climate change. This year, there are 26 successful applicants to the Solar Electricity […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201977 Views

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Pattern Energy Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Declares dividend of $0.4220 per Class A common share for fourth quarter 2019 – SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Pattern Energy Group Inc. (the “Company” or “Pattern Energy”) (NASDAQ & TSX: PEGI) today announced its financial results for the 2019 third quarter. Highlights Proportional gigawatt hours (“GWh”) sold of 1,736 GWh Revenue of $119 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201962 Views

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Bearspaw First Nation opens electric vehicle charging stations along Trans-Canada – CTV News

November 4, 2019 CALGARY — The Stoney Nakoda First Nation is now home to the latest electric vehicle charging station to open along the Trans-Canada Highway. On Monday, two new charging stations were unveiled at the Bearspaw First Nation’s new Travel Centre — a direct current fast charger and a Level 2 unit. It marks […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201998 Views

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Supporting remote First Nation communities to transition to clean energy – BC Government

Nov. 2, 2019 VICTORIA – Remote First Nation communities in B.C. will soon be eligible for financial support to transition from diesel to clean energy. Part of CleanBC’s Remote Community Energy Strategy, the Renewable Energy for Remote Communities (RERC) program has earmarked up to $16.5 million for projects that will help remote communities shift to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201953 Views

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Have your say: creating good jobs, more opportunities with CleanBC

Nov. 1, 2019 VICTORIA – British Columbians are invited to give input on the wide range of training and job opportunities driven by CleanBC. Clean BC is the B.C. government’s plan to cut climate pollution and build a cleaner, brighter future. “Building a cleaner B.C. will create good-paying, family supporting opportunities and jobs that will […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201988 Views

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Projects enhance Alberta’s role as energy leader

By advancing two significant energy projects, government is further demonstrating Alberta is open for business and committed to increasing investor confidence. Teck Resources Ltd.’s Frontier oil sands project and a geothermal exploration project by Terrapin Geothermics would build on Alberta’s energy strengths, while diversifying its vast natural resource potential. This is the second major oil […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 2019143 Views

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Nunavut to use carbon tax revenues to install LED streetlights across territory – Nunatsiaq News

30 October, 2019 “We expect the costs to maintain these lights to be less over time” The Government of Nunavut will use part of the revenues it receives from the carbon tax to install LED lightbulbs in streetlights across the territory. Jeannie Ehaloak, the minister responsible for Qulliq Energy Corp., and Bruno Pereira, Qulliq Energy […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201977 Views

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Media Advisory – 2019 National Coalition of Chiefs Energy and Natural Resource Summit

CALGARY, Oct. 30, 2019 – More than 70 Chiefs from across Canada who are in favour of energy and natural resource development are planning to attend the 2019 National Coalition of Chiefs Energy and Natural Resource Summit, along with several hundred representatives from Canada’s natural resource industry. Speakers include Haida Hereditary Chief Roy Jones Jr., […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 2019195 Views

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Wataynikaneyap Power project reaches financial close – Tbnewswatch.com

The transmission project to connect 17 First Nation communities to the power grid has all finances secured for the $1.9 billion construction to begin. THUNDER BAY – A powerline project that will connect 17 remote First Nation communities in Northern Ontario has reached an important milestone. Wataynikaneyap Power announced on Tuesday that it has achieved […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201984 Views

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Funding secured for connecting First Nations to provincial power – CHCH News

October 30, 2019 The group behind a project trying to connect 17 remote northern communities to Ontario’s power grid says the project is now fully funded. The group says it’s secured financing for the Wataynikaneyap Power transmission project for costs up to 1.9 billion dollars. The 1,800 km transmission line is expected to be completed […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201979 Views

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Manitoba’s solar panel rebate program sidelined until 2022 – CBC

Efficiency Manitoba says it needs its first 2 years to research, plan a long-term incentive for solar panels Oct 29, 2019 An incentive program that jolted Manitoba’s solar energy sector will return, but not until 2022 — which is too long, says one installer, to leave customers waiting to plug into a new provincial rebate […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201975 Views

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AER: Interim appointments, budget, and restructuring update

Calgary, Alberta (Oct 28, 2019)… The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has made two interim appointments to its executive leadership team, effective immediately. Martin Foy, vice president of Environment and Operational Performance, has been named acting executive vice president of the Operations division. Glen Eades, vice president of Information Services, has been named acting executive vice […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2019197 Views

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Construction Well Underway to Expand Access to Natural Gas in Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

October 25, 2019 CHIPPEWAS OF THE THAMES FIRST NATION — Ontario’s Government is working for the people to lower heating costs and make businesses more competitive by expanding access to natural gas in the community of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. Bill Walker, Associate Minister of Energy, announced today that construction work is well […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201991 Views

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Advancing Indigenous Economy-Rural Development Institute

Credits: Rural Policy Learning Commons This video features footage from the Northern Urban Reserve, Municipality, and Economic Development Forum in Thompson, Manitoba, hosted by Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak and the Thompson Urban Aboriginal Strategy. In it, various First Nations leaders talk about their communities’ experiences and give recommendations. Andre Le Dressay, director of both the Tulo […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 2019215 Views

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Braiding Environmental Knowledge and Technology – New program allows Piikani Nation to carry out community-based environmental monitoring – AER

October 21, 2019 The Alberta Energy Regulator has partnered with Piikani Nation and the University of Lethbridge to create the Braiding Environmental Knowledge program, which aims to integrate Indigenous knowledge with environmental monitoring technology. The initiative adopts technology that was developed for community-based monitoring in Australia, where ranger groups use these monitoring technologies to track […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2019162 Views

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Tŝilhqot’in Nation Celebrate Grand Opening of its Solar Farm

October 21, 2019 Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝilhqot’inNation celebrated the Grand Opening of its Solar Farm last Friday, October 18, 2019. The Tŝilhqot’in Solar Farm is located 80 km west of Williams Lake on what is known as the Riverwest Sawmill. The 1.25-MW solar farm is the largest of its kind in British Columbia and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2019262 Views

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Planned Power Outage in Sanikiluaq

Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) would like to inform the residents of Sanikiluaq that there will be a planned power outage in a section of the community on Tuesday, October 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The affected area is highlighted in yellow on the map below. This outage is required to perform repairs and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201970 Views

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Construction complete on Henvey Inlet wind project, the largest on a First Nation in the country – Sudbury.com

Pattern Energy Group and Nigig Power Corporation announced the completion of the Henvey Inlet Wind power facility on Oct. 15 HENVEY INLET — Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy) and Nigig Power Corporation officially announced the completion of the Henvey Inlet Wind power facility on Oct. 15. The landmark project is the largest single-phase wind […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2019105 Views

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Construction completed on the largest First Nation wind project in the country – Northern Ontario Business

Pattern Energy Group and Nigig Power Corporation announced the completion of the Henvey Inlet Wind power facility on Oct. 15 Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy) and Nigig Power Corporation officially announced the completion of the Henvey Inlet Wind power facility on Oct. 15. The landmark project is the largest single-phase wind facility and the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201987 Views

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Pattern Energy Announces Agreements to Acquire Henvey Inlet and Grady Wind Facilities

October 11, 2019 – Entered into an Agreement for a $260 Million Private Placement of Series A Preferred Stock to Fund Acquisitions – SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11, 2019  — Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: PEGI) (“Pattern Energy” or the “Company”) today announced agreements to acquire ownership interests in two operating wind power facilities, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201993 Views

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Alberta bill proposes agency to help Indigenous groups invest in energy projects – APTN News

October 9, 2019 Alberta is moving to set up a new Crown corporation to help First Nation and Métis groups invest in major natural resource projects. The United Conservatives have introduced a bill that says the government would put up $1 billion, along with technical and financial advice, to backstop the Crown. Premier Jason Kenney […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201988 Views

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