Climate Change / Renewables

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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Update on the Large Renewable Procurement

On March 10, 2015, the IESO posted the final RFP and contract materials for the first phase of the Large Renewable Procurement Request for Proposals (LRP I RFP). Qualified applicants have until September 1, 2015 to submit project-specific proposals which must include full details about the project, including location, capacity, connection point and evidence of […]

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