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Indigenous community innovation bringing clean-energy to Saskatchewan

From: Infrastructure Canada Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, May 22, 2019—Investing in infrastructure that promotes clean energy solutions is key to creating a strong low-carbon economy and sustainable future for Canadians. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, on behalf of the Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Jeremy Harrison, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 20199 Views

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Nunavut residents to benefit from improved green energy and wastewater infrastructure

Iqaluit, Nunavut, May 21, 2019—Investing in local green infrastructure projects that support energy security and wastewater management helps grow the economy and improve the quality of life for those living and working in the North. Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development and the Honourable David Akeeagok, Deputy Premier of Nunavut, announced funding […]

by pnationtalk on May 21, 201929 Views

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Pattern Energy Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

– Declares dividend of $0.4220 per Class A common share for second quarter 2019 – SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2019  — Pattern Energy Group Inc. (the “Company” or “Pattern Energy”) (NASDAQ & TSX: PEGI) today announced its financial results for the 2019 first quarter. (Figures reported below are for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201937 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Renewable Energy Alternatives in Indigenous and Northern Communities

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada May 10, 2019 — Ottawa, ON — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is working with partners to reduce Northern communities’ reliance on diesel for heating and electricity by increasing the use of local renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency. This will result […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201965 Views

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$1-Million Smart Energy Efficiency Project Coming to New Brunswick

From: Natural Resources Canada May 10, 2019 Fredericton, New Brunswick Natural Resources Canada One of the greatest opportunities for Canada is the shift toward clean growth. To combat climate change, Canada needs new and innovative approaches to electricity distribution. That is why the Government of Canada is funding an energy infrastructure project in New Brunswick […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201941 Views

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Manitoba Hydro to appeal order to create special First Nations rate – Global News

May 10, 2019 Manitoba Hydro will have an appeal hearing to argue against an order directing it to create a special rate class for Indigenous customers on reserves. The Public Utilities Board ordered the Crown corporation last year to create an “On Reserve First Nations” customer class. It had to freeze rates on reserves while […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201950 Views

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A new Canadian Energy Regulator

Status: The comment period is scheduled to close on June 7, 2019. The Government of Canada is committed to creating better rules for energy regulation that protect the environment, respect Indigenous rights, and strengthen the economy. To meet this commitment, the Government of Canada has tabled legislation which would replace the National Energy Board Act with the Canadian Energy […]

by pnationtalk on May 9, 201932 Views

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NB Power announces recipients of Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards

May 08, 2019 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Organizations, individuals and communities that have demonstrated leadership and innovation in energy efficiency were celebrated with NB Power’s second annual Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards. The awards ceremony was held as part of the utility’s Energizing Efficiency Conference in Moncton. The awards recognize the achievements of New Brunswickers who undertook […]

by pnationtalk on May 8, 201995 Views

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National Energy Board approves applications to abandon sub-sea pipelines

Sable Offshore Energy Project and Deep Panuke Project have ceased production May 2, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved two applications to abandon the NEB-regulated parts of Exxon Mobil’s Sable Offshore Energy Project and Encana Corporation’s Deep Panuke Project. These projects, both located offshore Nova Scotia, had […]

by pnationtalk on May 3, 201940 Views

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National Energy Board begins Oral Indigenous Knowledge sessions for 2021 NOVA Gas System Expansion Project

April 29, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) will begin hearing Oral Indigenous Knowledge on the 2021 NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) System Expansion Project. The sessions will begin in Grande Prairie (Apr 30) and conclude in Calgary (May 13-17). The NGTL System Expansion Project is an application to build an […]

by pnationtalk on April 30, 201941 Views

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Notice of Cancellation of Hearing – Fishing Lake Métis Settlement

Notice of Cancellation of Hearing Proceeding ID 365 Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Fishing Lake Métis Settlement The public hearing of application 1890343, scheduled to start on June 5, 2019, is cancelled. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has been advised by the applicant, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., that it is withdrawing its application. The AER has […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201974 Views

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Pattern Energy to Host 2019 First Quarter Results Conference Call

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2019  — Pattern Energy Group Inc. (Nasdaq & TSX: PEGI) (“Pattern Energy” or the “Company”), today announced that it will release its first quarter 2019 financial results by press release on Friday, May 10, 2019, prior to market open. The Company will subsequently hold a conference call that same day, Friday, May 10, at 10:30 am Eastern […]

by pnationtalk on April 29, 201925 Views

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NEB releases report on Canada’s transition to low-emission energy sources

April 25, 2019 – Calgary – National Energy Board Canada’s transition to low-emission energy sources is underway but it remains one of the most emission-intensive nations in the world, according to a new report released by the National Energy Board. The Canada’s Energy Transition report identifies that while energy and emissions-intensities have been declining, Canada still […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201971 Views

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Energy Council of Canada: 2018 NAREF Reports

2018 NAREF Reports Day 1 Report Day 2 Report NT4

by aanationtalk on April 23, 201941 Views

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Canada, BC bring clean energy to Peace region – The Nelson Daily

Governments in Victoria and Ottawa joined together with BC Hydro to recently announce funding for the Peace Region Electricity Supply (PRES) project. Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of François-Philippe Champagne, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was joined by John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia, and Chris O’Riley, president and chief […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 201946 Views

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Canada and B.C. to bring clean energy to the Peace region

April 18, 2019 VANCOUVER – Investing in infrastructure that brings clean electricity to Canadian businesses, including those in remote and northern communities, helps create good middle-class jobs, a low-carbon economy and greener communities. Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of François-Philippe Champagne, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was joined by John […]

by pnationtalk on April 22, 201948 Views

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BC Government: Province funds community-owned clean energy projects

April 15, 2019 VICTORIA – Under the CleanBC plan, the Province is supporting local government and First Nation investments in building projects that will lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and lead to more affordable community infrastructure. The $650,000 Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP) funding is part of a suite of CleanBC initiatives to put […]

by pnationtalk on April 16, 201938 Views

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Canada Invests in Smart Grid Technology to Reduce Energy Costs in Yukon

From: Natural Resources Canada April 12, 2019 Energy efficiency helps families save money, makes businesses more competitive and creates a cleaner environment for future generations. The Government of Canada is taking action by investing in technology that will make our electrical systems more efficient and prepare us for a clean energy future. Member of Parliament […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201994 Views

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Mayor Lori Ackerman Named the 2019 Canadian Energy Person of the Year

Fort St. John Mayor, Lori Ackerman, to be honoured by the Energy Council of Canada. Date to be confirmed — Calgary. OTTAWA, April 8, 2019  – The Energy Council of Canada has chosen Mayor Lori Ackerman of Fort St. John, British Columbia as Canadian Energy Person of the Year. As a 30-year resident of Fort St. John, B.C. and the community’s first female mayor, Lori Ackerman is one of Canada’s top energy advocates.  She […]

by pnationtalk on April 9, 201934 Views

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Watay Power project moving forward – Dryden Now

08 April 2019 The second phase of the Wataynikaneyap Power Project – a $1.6 billion project aiming to connect 17 northern First Nation communities to the electrical grid – has been approved by the Ontario Energy Board. With the second phase now approved, crews are set to install over 1,600 kilometres of an electrical transmission […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 201958 Views

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OPG completes solar plant at former Nanticoke site – Daily Commercial News

April 4, 2019 NANTICOKE, ONT. —Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and its partners the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation have announced the completion of OPG’s first solar facility, located at the former Nanticoke Generating Station site near Port Dover, Ont. The 44-megawatt facility is OPG’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201962 Views

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NEB: Pipeline Performance Measures

The Board’s top priorities are the safety of the public and the people who build and operate NEB-regulated pipeline facilities and the protection of the environment. The Board is committed to continual improvement, and to keeping pipelines a safe method of transporting oil and gas. Notwithstanding the safety record of NEB-regulated pipelines, the Board has […]

by pnationtalk on April 3, 201937 Views

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Wataynikaneyap Power receives Ontario Energy Board approval to construct the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project

Thunder Bay, Ontario (GlobeNewswire April 2, 2019) – Wataynikaneyap Power LP (Wataynikaneyap Power) announced today that the Ontario Energy Board (“OEB”) has approved the Company’s leave to construct (“LTC”) application, which was filed in June 2018. The Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project is an unprecedented First Nations-led project to build approximately 1,800 kilometres of transmission lines in […]

by pnationtalk on April 3, 201950 Views

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OPG: Nanticoke Solar Project Completed on Budget and on Schedule

March 29, 2019 Nanticoke – Ontario Power Generation (OPG), in partnership with the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, has completed its first-ever 44-megawatt solar facility at the former Nanticoke Generating Station site. In 2016, the Independent Electricity System Operator awarded a contract to OPG and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201976 Views

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Ottawa U: New report from Positive Energy

March 27, 2019 In a new report, uOttawa’s Monica Gattinger and Michael Cleland are asking crucial questions with regards to Canada’s energy future in a time where everyone is talking about climate change. The report aims to unpack the core challenges and opportunities when it comes to building confidence in public authorities making decisions on […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201971 Views

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Thunderchild First Nation launches Thunderchild Energy Services Inc.

CALGARY, March 28, 2019 – Thunderchild First Nation (“TCFN”) is pleased to announce the launch of Thunderchild Energy Services Inc. (“TCES”), an Indigenous majority-owned energy services company based in Calgary, AB. TCES focuses on best-practises in the full life-cycle of environmental and engineering services, including asset retirement and remediation services, for the western Canadian energy […]

by pnationtalk on March 28, 201994 Views

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More than $18 million from carbon tax earmarked for local green projects – Fort McMurray Today

March 26, 2019 More than $18 million in funding from the provincial carbon tax has been approved for local green projects in the Wood Buffalo region since it was introduced two years ago. Since the tax took effect on Jan. 1, 2017, dozens of projects in Fort McMurray and on First Nation communities have received […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201966 Views

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CEO of the Sask. Chamber of Commerce: The energy transition is happening – Estevan Mercury

March 27, 2019 CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Steve McLellan addressed the most sensitive of topics for the Energy City at the Estevan Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting. His speech, as he put it, was aimed at helping to understand a little more than what headlines tell about the energy sector and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201952 Views

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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, 2019309 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, 201960 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, 201965 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, 2019121 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, 2019125 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, 2019133 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, 201959 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, 2019112 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, 2019115 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, 2019140 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, 201982 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, 201971 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, 2019178 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, 2019110 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, 2019109 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, 2019121 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, 2019122 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, 201991 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, 2019137 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, 2019127 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, 2019125 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, 2019125 Views

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