Climate Change / Renewables

Ontario Announces Agreement to Evaluate Clean Electricity Trade Opportunities with Newfoundland and Labrador

The Government of Ontario recently announced that it plans to evaluate opportunities to trade clean electricity with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Ontario Continues Its Support for Alternative Energy in the Province

This week, the Government of Ontario joined five other provincial and territorial governments to establish a task force to reduce the reliance on diesel fuel to generate electricity in Canada’s remote communities. The creation of the task force reflects concern in Canada’s remote communities about their energy sustainability.

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Citizens Win Legal Challenge Against Dutch Government Over Climate Change

On June 24, 2015, the Hague District Court ruled that the Dutch government must take more action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands (Urgenda Foundation v The State of the Netherlands). Specifically, the court ruled that the Dutch government must take measures to ensure Dutch emissions in the year 2020 will be at […]

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Nova Scotia Power Grid Months Away From Tidal Generation

Nova Scotia Power customers are months away from receiving electricity generated from the Bay of Fundy’s renowned tides. After several years of research, design and trial and error, a group led by Ireland-based OpenHydro, together with Nova Scotia Power affiliate Emera, will deploy a fully grid-connected 4MW tidal array by the end of 2015. This multi-megawatt interconnected tidal turbine project is expected to be the first of its kind in the world.

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New Alternative Low-Carbon Fuel Approval Process for Energy-Intensive Manufacturing Sector Looking to Reduce GHGs

Energy-intensive manufacturing companies involved in the cement, lime, iron and steel sectors looking to reduce GHG emissions may now take advantage of a new approval process introduced by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). The MOECC recently posted amendments to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) to facilitate the […]

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