11January, 2017

DOE Report Highlights Canada-U.S. Cross-Border Electricity Relationship Win-Win

On Friday, January 6th, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a major report on electricity system transformation. We are very pleased that the value of cross-border electricity trade is featured prominently. DOE seems committed to implementing the programs and policies that CEA and others have been pushing for the past several years, including international […]

2February, 2016

Electricity Projects Dominate Canada’s Top 100 Infrastructure Projects

Last week, ReNew Canada released its tenth annual list of Canada’s Top 100 infrastructure projects, ranking projects from the energy, buildings, transit, and transportation sectors according to their value.

Four of the top five projects on the list are electricity sector projects.

BC Hydro and Power Authority’s Site C Clean Energy Project;
Nalcor Energy’s Muskrat Falls Project;
Hydro-Québec’s Romaine […]

5January, 2016

2016 Outlook on Electricity Generation and Environment

2015 was a great year to be in Ottawa.

Between the drawn out Federal election campaign, the surprising strength of the Liberal win, initial post-election engagements like the COP21 international climate conference, and a few scandals to feed to rumor mill, the city buzzed with political chatter throughout the year.

If 2015 was a year for politicking, […]

15December, 2015

C’est fini!

After 13 days of intense negotiations, the Paris Climate Agreement was approved by all 195 Parties on Saturday at 7:30 PM. The document will guide the next 10, 20, 30 years of global climate change collaboration and action. The full text may be accessed here.

The Agreement is ambitious, especially given current GHG trajectories and the […]

2December, 2015

Electricity – Canada’s Good News Climate Story

“We’re back!”

This refrain is the dominant Canadian thread in the COP21 fabric of declarations and announcements. Prime Minister Trudeau said it when he announced $2.65 billion to help developing nations tackle climate change, and again when he announced $300 million per year for clean technology research and development. Minister of Environment and Climate Change McKenna […]