News releases from Natural Resources and Renewables (Page 1)

High Production Forest Zone in Place

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province has dedicated a high production forest zone, completing its triad model of ecological forestry.

Regulations Require More Renewable Electricity

Natural Resources and Renewables

Nova Scotia Power will be using more sustainably harvested biomass over the next three years under a new renewable electricity standard.

Free Heat Pumps for Low-Income Households, More Support for Others

Natural Resources and Renewables

Low-income Nova Scotians will get free heat pumps and other home upgrades thanks to a $140-million provincial investment in energy efficiency programs over four years.

Geothermal Potential Heating Up in Cumberland County

Natural Resources and Renewables

Geothermal energy already heats some buildings in Springhill, and a study funded by the Province will help advance its full potential in the area.

Province Announces New Protected Areas, Funding to Protect More Land

Environment and Climate Change / Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province is investing an additional $20 million to help protect more of Nova Scotia’s land and water and designating another 9,300 hectares of Crown land for the benefit of Nova Scotians and the environment.

More Money to Make Homes in Mi’kmaw Communities Energy Efficient

Natural Resources and Renewables

Additional funding from the Province and federal government will ensure all homes in Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw communities can get free energy efficiency upgrades.

Regulations for More Reliable Power for Large Industrial Customers

Natural Resources and Renewables

A new performance standard requires Nova Scotia Power to address service complaints from certain large industrial customers within 18 months or face a financial penalty.

Christmas Island Family Donates Christmas Tree for Boston

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Tree for Boston, a deeply rooted Nova Scotia tradition, hails from the aptly named community of Christmas Island this year.

New Program for Commercial Net Metering

Natural Resources and Renewables

A new commercial net-metering program will let Nova Scotia businesses generate more electricity from renewable sources like solar power.

Another Record-Breaking Season for Nova Scotia Provincial Parks

Natural Resources and Renewables

For the second year in a row, Nova Scotia’s provincial parks have broken their record for the highest number of camper nights.

Deer Hunting Season Opens Friday

Natural Resources and Renewables

Nova Scotians are reminded to put safety first during hunting and fur harvesting seasons.

More Help with Hurricane Cleanup

Natural Resources and Renewables / Hurricane Fiona

Provincial staff are preparing to do more work to remove downed trees and clean up debris caused by hurricane Fiona.

Amendments Strengthen Efficiency Nova Scotia

Natural Resources and Renewables

Efficiency Nova Scotia’s ability to help Nova Scotia achieve its clean energy goals will be strengthened by amendments to the Public Utilities Act introduced today, October 21.

Legislation Addresses Power Rates, Profits

Natural Resources and Renewables

Amendments to the Public Utilities Act introduced today, October 19, will help protect ratepayers from power rate increases related to Nova Scotia Power’s general rate application now before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB).

New Provincial Park Designations in Antigonish County

Natural Resources and Renewables

Two Antigonish County areas known for sandy beaches, boating, fishing and hiking will be designated as provincial parks.

Scholarships Awarded for Energy Studies

Natural Resources and Renewables

The Nova Scotia Energy and Mines Scholarship has been awarded to 21 students to help them pursue energy-related studies at post-secondary institutions.

Legislation Supports Green Hydrogen Development

Natural Resources and Renewables

Amendments to several pieces of legislation introduced today, October 17, will pave the way for the production and use of green hydrogen as a clean energy source in Nova Scotia.

Financial Support for Agriculture and Forestry

Premier's Office / Agriculture / Natural Resources and Renewables / Emergency Management Office / Hurricane Fiona

Emergency support is on the way for resource industries impacted by hurricane Fiona.

Provincial Parks, Campgrounds Begin Reopening After Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona / Natural Resources and Renewables

Provincial park campgrounds and day-use parks closed due to hurricane Fiona are gradually reopening as assessments deem them safe and functional.

James Leggate Forestry Named Woodland Owner of the Year

Natural Resources and Renewables

The winner of the provincial 2022 Woodland Owner of the Year Award is James Leggate Forestry of Five Mile River, Hants County.