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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...

New Form of Tidal Power to be Studied

New technology may mean more renewable energy from the tides of the Bay of Fundy. Nova Scotia has partnered with New Brunswick and five United States’ jurisdictions to pay for a study of the feasibility of using tidal flow generators in the bay. The newest generation of tidal power turbines resembles wind turbines. Submerged in Learn More...