Press Releases


Province Ups Renewable Target; Wheeler to Consult with Public

Aggressive new targets for renewable electricity were announced today, July 28, by acting Energy Minister Frank Corbett. By 2015, 25 per cent of Nova Scotia’s electricity will be supplied by renewable energy. To help figure out how best to reach the targets, the province has asked David Wheeler of Dalhousie University to consult with interested Learn More...

Nova Scotia Welcomes Local Tidal Work

Energy Minister Barry Barnet welcomed news that a Nova Scotia company will be working on the tidal energy demonstration project in the Bay of Fundy. Irish developer OpenHydro announced today, April 30, it has selected Dartmouth-based Cherubini Metal Works to build a subsea base which will provide the foundations required to position the OpenHydro turbine Learn More...

Nova Scotia Welcomes Tidal Project Activity

Energy Minister Barry Barnet welcomed news that Nova Scotia’s in-stream tidal energy project is moving closer to the water. Today, Jan. 22, project partners announced a number of advances, including new tidal technology, a location for turbines in the Bay of Fundy, and an upcoming construction contract. “We applaud these companies for working hard to Learn More...

Province Strengthens Tidal Program

Nova Scotia’s in-stream tidal project is moving closer to the water — and the province is watching carefully. In a report released today, June 26, the province committed up to $2 million for research to ensure tidal devices face close scrutiny before going in the water, and to better understand the tidal resource in the Learn More...

Nova Scotia Announces Tidal Energy Facility Partners

Nova Scotia is one step closer to building North America’s first in-stream tidal technology centre to host some of the world’s leading devices to harness energy from the world’s highest tides. Three candidates, representing technologies from Canada, U.S.A. and Ireland, have cleared the first hurdle in their bid to demonstrate tidal devices in the Bay Learn More...

Nova Scotia Calls for Tidal Demonstration Projects

Premier Rodney MacDonald told his fellow Canadian premiers today, Aug. 9, that Nova Scotia is leading the search to attract the world’s best technology to harness energy from the world’s biggest tides. The premier told his counterparts at the Council of Federation meeting in Moncton, N.B., that Nova Scotia has issued a request for proposals Learn More...

Nova Scotia Welcomes Growing Interest in Tidal Energy

The Bay of Fundy, home to the world’s highest tides, will get some extra attention this year. New Brunswick is joining forces with Nova Scotia’s tidal energy program to assess the potential impacts of the new technology on the Bay of Fundy. “We welcome New Brunswick’s involvement in tidal energy development,” said Energy Minister Bill Learn More...

New Tidal Power Steps, Online Wind Map Begins

Nova Scotia has taken another step forward for in-stream tidal power and offshore renewable energy. Energy Minister Bill Dooks announced today, April 12, a new policy framework for the development of tidal power and other forms of offshore renewable energy in Nova Scotia. “This is an exciting step for green energy in Nova Scotia,” said Learn More...

Province Invests $500,000 in Renewable, Non-renewable Research

Nova Scotia is investing $500,000 in renewable and non-renewable research to help develop green energy such as tidal power and a better understanding of natural gas deposits. Premier Rodney MacDonald said government’s investment will make it easier to move forward on projects such as in-stream tidal power and create new interest in Nova Scotia’s offshore Learn More...

Nova Scotia Ideal for Tidal Power

A new international study has identified Nova Scotia as the best location to develop tidal power in North America. The study, conducted by California-based Electric Power Research Institute, identifies eight potential tidal power projects sites on the Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy and the Bras d’Or Lakes. The maximum power generated from Learn More...