News releases from Energy and Mines (Page 1)

Students Receive Energy and Mines Scholarships

Energy and Mines

The province is supporting the next generation of the energy and mines sector by awarding scholarships to 20 Nova Scotia students.

Nova Scotia Improves Ranking in Efficiency Canada Scorecard

Energy and Mines

The province continues to be recognized as a national leader in energy efficiency.

New Tidal Energy Developer Joins FORCE

Energy and Mines

The province is committed to developing commercially viable, renewable energy sources that have the potential to advance our green economy.

Active Transportation Projects Help Reduce Emissions in Port Hawkesbury

Energy and Mines

The province is helping to reduce emissions in Port Hawkesbury through active transportation infrastructure.

Applications Open for New Climate Change Projects

Energy and Mines

The province continues to find new ways to remain a climate-change leader and further advance the green economy. Communities, local governments, businesses, First Nations and non-profits can now apply for funding for their green infrastructure projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Nova Scotia.

Mesures supplémentaires pour aider les personnes vulnérables en Nouvelle-Écosse

Energy and Mines / COVID - 19

Les familles, les aînés et les jeunes les plus vulnérables de la Nouvelle-Écosse recevront du soutien supplémentaire pour l'alimentation, l'hébergement, les besoins fondamentaux et la communication dans le cadre de l'intervention du gouvernement provincial dans la pandémie de COVID-19.

Additional Measures to Help Vulnerable Nova Scotians

Energy and Mines / COVID - 19

Nova Scotia’s most vulnerable families, seniors and youth will receive additional support for food, shelter, basic necessities and staying connected during the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government Amends Electricity Act

Energy and Mines

Government is amending the Electricity Act to make it possible to add more clean, renewable energy to Nova Scotia’s electricity system.

Communities in Lunenburg County Receive Funding for Projects to Help Reduce Emissions

Energy and Mines

The province is helping to reduce emissions in Lunenburg County by investing in four new clean energy and active transportation projects.

Communities in Antigonish County Receive Funding for Clean Energy and Active Transportation Projects

Energy and Mines

The province is helping to reduce emissions in Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation and Antigonish by investing in three new clean energy and active transportation projects.

Projects to Help Reduce Emissions in Colchester and Cumberland Counties

Energy and Mines

The province is helping to reduce emissions in Colchester and Cumberland counties by investing in three new clean energy and transportation projects.

Energy Training Program Helping Young Nova Scotians Start Careers

Energy and Mines

Having opportunities to start your career at home is important for helping young people stay in Nova Scotia. That is why government is supporting students and recent graduates who want a career in the province’s energy sector.

Tidal Permit Issued to Nova Innovation

Energy and Mines

The Department of Energy and Mines has issued a marine renewable energy permit to Nova Innovation CAN Ltd. for a tidal electricity project in the Bay of Fundy.

Province Invests in Radon Detectors and Encourages Testing

Energy and Mines / Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians deserve to have information that can help them make important decisions about their health and home. That is why the province is helping families protect themselves from the risks of radon by making it easier to test for the radioactive gas.

Nova Scotia Recognized as a National Leader in Energy Efficiency

Energy and Mines

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.

Solar Program Helping More Community Organizations

Energy and Mines

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.

Province Creates New Tidal Energy Opportunity

Energy and Mines

Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy is the place to be to develop tidal energy technology. An independent and competitive process will be used to attract a new tidal project to fill the vacant berth at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE).

Province Supports Jobs and Innovation in the Mining Sector

Energy and Mines

Government is supporting industry development, geoscience research and training opportunities in the mining sector with investments from the Mineral Resources Development Fund.

Nova Scotia Reaches Solar Electricity Milestone

Energy and Mines

More Nova Scotians than ever before are using clean, renewable solar energy to generate electricity for their homes, building on our province’s position as a national leader in the fight against climate change.

Government Amends Public Utilities Act

Energy and Mines

Government is changing the Public Utilities Act to help keep power and water rates stable by reducing the number of approvals large utilities need to acquire.