News releases from Energy and Mines (Page 1)

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.

Amendments Support Tidal Energy Industry

Energy and Mines

Government is making changes to the Marine Renewable-energy Act to ensure Nova Scotia remains at the leading edge of developing tidal technologies and greening our electricity grid.

Students Receive Energy Scholarships and Innovation Grants

Energy and Mines

Twenty Nova Scotia students have earned the Pengrowth-Nova Scotia Energy Scholarship or the Energy Innovation Grant which support their pursuit of energy-related studies at post-secondary institutions.

Province Supports Active Transportation in Port Hawkesbury

Energy and Mines

Pedestrians and cyclists in Port Hawkesbury will soon have access to more sustainable transportation options for the town’s busiest street, with support from the province's Connect2 stream of the Low Carbon Communities program.

Public Housing to Receive Energy Efficient Upgrades

Municipal Affairs and Housing / Energy and Mines

Public housing across Nova Scotia will receive energy efficiency improvements as the result of an $11 million investment from the province.

Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Mi’kmaw Homes

Energy and Mines

Thousands of Mi’kmaw people across Nova Scotia will receive energy efficiency upgrades to their homes as part of an initiative being offered for the first time in Canada.

More Clean Electricity for Nova Scotia’s Grid

Energy and Mines

The provincial and federal governments are working together to add more clean, renewable electricity in the province to power federal facilities.

New Bikeway Network in Halifax and Dartmouth

Energy and Mines

Pedestrians and cyclists in Halifax and Dartmouth will soon have 30 kilometres more in accessible transportation options.

Projects to Help Reduce Emissions In Annapolis Valley

Energy and Mines

Three communities in the Annapolis Valley will deliver projects to reduce emissions and fight climate change, with support from the province.

Tidal Licence Issued to Sustainable Marine Energy

Energy and Mines

The Department of Energy and Mines has issued a licence to Sustainable Marine Energy Canada for a tidal electricity project.

Tidal Permits Issued to Jupiter Hydro

Energy and Mines

The Department of Energy and Mines has issued two marine renewable energy permits to Jupiter Hydro for a tidal electricity project in the Bay of Fundy.

Government Supports Solar Education Across Nova Scotia

Energy and Mines

Nova Scotians will soon learn more about how solar electricity can save homeowners money, reduce emissions and support green jobs.