News releases from Natural Resources and Renewables (Page 3)

Prevent Bear Encounters This Spring

Natural Resources and Renewables

Nova Scotians can take simple steps to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife into their backyards this spring.

Province Making Progress on Implementing New Forest Practices Guide

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province is close to fully implementing the new forest practices guide as part of its work to ensure a sustainable forestry industry in Nova Scotia.

Georges Bank Moratorium Extended to 2032

Natural Resources and Renewables

The provincial and federal governments have extended the moratorium on oil and gas exploration and drilling on Georges Bank to December 31, 2032.

Amendments to Electricity Act, Public Utilities Act

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province is bringing forward promised legislative changes that will protect solar homeowners and small businesses in the solar industry. Other amendments will push Nova Scotia Power to ensure that ratepayers have reliable, cleaner power and further hold the utility accountable for how it delivers electricity.

Funding Supports Adoption of Ecological Forestry

Natural Resources and Renewables

Several new projects funded by the Province will help with the adoption of ecological forestry to achieve a sustainable forestry sector in Nova Scotia.

Amendments to Marine Renewable-energy Act

Natural Resources and Renewables

The government has introduced amendments to the Marine Renewable-energy Act that will improve the regulatory framework for the tidal industry.

Amendments to Wildlife Act

Natural Resources and Renewables

The government has introduced amendments to the Wildlife Act that will protect the province’s wildlife and help wildlife and people coexist without conflict.

Interdictions de brûlage à compter du 15 mars

Natural Resources and Renewables

À l'approche du printemps, le temps plus chaud et plus sec fait grimper le risque de feux de forêt ou de brousailles. En 2021, les pompiers de la province ont lutté contre 113 feux sur 197 hectares partout en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Burn Restrictions Begin March 15

Natural Resources and Renewables

With spring approaching, the warmer and drier weather will increase the risk of wildfires. In 2021, provincial firefighters fought 113 wildfires covering 197 hectares across Nova Scotia.

Government Invests in Active Transportation Infrastructure in East Hants

Natural Resources and Renewables

East Hants residents will be able to safely walk, roll, run or ride a bicycle around more of the community with new investments in its active transportation network.

Community Projects to Reduce Emissions

Natural Resources and Renewables

Nova Scotia communities are pursuing clean energy projects with funding from the Low Carbon Communities program.

Provincial Campsite Bookings Open in April; New Projects Make Parks, Beaches More Accessible

Natural Resources and Renewables

People planning a summer camping adventure can make reservations at Nova Scotia’s provincial parks starting April 5.

Province’s Largest Procurement for Renewable Energy Moves Forward

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province’s independent procurement administrator, CustomerFirst Renewables, is moving forward with a request for proposals (RFP) today, February 11, for wind and solar energy projects that will supply 10 per cent of the province’s electricity.

Government Intervening to Halt Net-Metering Charges

Premier's Office / Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province will protect solar homeowners and small businesses in the solar industry with regulations that will stop the proposed net-metering charge in Nova Scotia Power’s most recent rate application.

Avian Influenza Confirmed in Nova Scotia

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Department is notifying the public that avian influenza has been detected in Nova Scotia.

Shubenacadie Sam Ready For Groundhog Day

Natural Resources and Renewables

Nova Scotians are invited to celebrate Groundhog Day virtually by watching Shubenacadie Sam’s annual prediction on social media.

Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province is investing $500,000 to help install more electric vehicle charging stations in Nova Scotia.

Province Invests in Climate Adaptation Projects, Communities

Environment and Climate Change / Natural Resources and Renewables / Municipal Affairs and Housing

The Province is investing $37.3 million from the Green Fund in projects that support the goals of the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Investment in Energy Efficiency Programming for Homes and Businesses

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is investing another $57 million to expand energy efficiency programming for homes and businesses across the province.

New Mainland Moose Recovery Plan

Natural Resources and Renewables

A new recovery plan will help the long-term recovery of Nova Scotia’s endangered mainland moose population.