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The importance of ESG reporting for Nova Scotia’s energy sector supply chain

March – May 2022

Demonstrating commitment to ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) principles and reporting has become an integral part of partner selection and investment decision making processes in many industries and jurisdictions.

Clean Tech » Feasibility Studies

Energy Storage Policy and Practices

March – May 2022

To accommodate expanded renewable energy production and accelerated coal plant closures, Nova Scotia’s electricity grid will require additional resources that can store energy and provide reliability.  In this context, a comprehensive understanding of the policy and practices that can be used to

Clean Tech » Geothermal

Phase III: Nova Scotia Geothermal Strategic Planning Proposal

March – May 2022

The Phase I and Phase II geothermal reports demonstrated that Nova Scotia needs to gather more subsurface data – in particular by drilling one or more exploration wells to further ‘de-risk’ the province’s mid-depth geothermal resources.  For these wells to be helpful, they must be located in geol

Clean Tech » Wind

Value mapping Nova Scotia’s Offshore Wind Resources

November – December 2021

Offshore wind is an untapped resource in Nova Scotia, which, if developed, has the potential to enable energy exports, stimulate rural economies, and contribute towards meeting the province’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

Clean Tech » Geothermal

Phase II: Direct Use of Geothermal Heat in Nova Scotia

August – December 2021

Objectives:

Clean Tech » Wind

Access to US Markets (Offshore Wind)

September – November 2021

Nova Scotia’s offshore wind resource has the potential to meet the growing clean energy needs of the Northeastern US.

Clean Tech » Wind

Assessing the Economic Impacts of Developing the Port of Sheet Harbour Into an Offshore Wind Hub

February – March 2021

Currently, multiple OSW projects off the Northeast US are under development. The OSW capacity in the US is forecast to grow significantly in the next decade with approximately 11 GW already contracted to be installed over the next years.

Clean Tech » Economic Opportunities

Assessment of Clean Growth Opportunities in Nova Scotia

December 2020 – March 2021

Under the Sustainable Development Goals Act, Nova Scotia has legislated a net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emission economy by 2050. To achieve this important milestone a portfolio of decarbonization strategies will be adopted by the private and public sectors.

Clean Tech » Wind

Stimulating Offshore Wind Development in Nova Scotia

January – March 2021

To attract offshore wind investment to Nova Scotia, it is important to understand the development in other jurisdictions. If Nova Scotia developed offshore wind in its coastal waters, it would compete for investment against these jurisdictions.

Clean Tech » Geothermal

Phase I: Assessment of Geothermal Resources in Onshore Nova Scotia

May – November 2020

The objective of this project is to: (i) provide a review of the general types of geothermal resources in Nova Scotia (excluding shallow resources utilized by ground-source heat pumps) with reference to key regional, national and global examples; (ii) provide a preliminary evaluation of the poten