February 12, 2017 - The Alberta government is giving 31 bioenergy companies short-term funding through the $60-million Bioenergy Producer Program, which it says will support 500 direct jobs.
February 3, 2017 - Kohler Co. has announced its Power Group has acquired Clarke Energy Ltd., based in Liverpool, England, which handles the engineering, construction, installation and maintenance of engine-based power plants and is an authorized distributor of GE’s reciprocating engines in 19 countries worldwide.
February 3, 2017 - The Province of British Columbia says it is increasing funding for First Nations energy projects by about $2.1 million over three years and the money will be prioritized to help remote Aboriginal communities not connected to the BC Hydro grid end their reliance on diesel-powered generators.
January 18, 2017 - Work on SaskPower’s newest addition to its generation fleet, Chinook Power Station, kicked off earlier this month.
January 13, 2017 - BC Hydro and the District of Hudson’s Hope announced they have reached a “partnering relationship agreement” in regards to Site C mitigation and compensation.
January 9, 2017 - NB Power is recommending a project to maintain the Mactaquac Generating Station to its intended lifespan of approximately 2068.
January 2, 2017 - BC Hydro has submitted a copy of its Site C Annual Progress Report to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC), noting construction is “on track for both schedule and budget”.
January 2, 2017 - Micro-generation is set to take off in Alberta after the government announced more flexible rules recently.
December 8, 2016 - Six months after ratifying its treaty, the Tla’amin Nation in British Columbia says it is moving to the next stage in developing a hydro plant plan.
November 28, 2016 - According to NB Power, the process to renew the power reactor operating licence for the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station in Maces Bay is underway and the company is preparing for a two-part public hearing process, set to begin in early 2017.
November 28, 2016 - The Government of Alberta reports it has reached agreements with TransAlta, Capital Power and ATCO to end coal-fired emissions on or before December 31, 2030.
November 25, 2016 - After announcing it will continue to preserve Lambton Generating Station for possible future conversion to another fuel, OPG has decided it will decommission the former coal-fired station in 2017.
November 24, 2016 - The Alberta government says it will create a “capacity market” for electricity as part of its plan to “ensure that consumers are protected from price volatility with a reliable supply of electricity at stable, affordable prices”.
November 22, 2016 - “[The Canadian Electricity Association] has previously communicated to the [federal] government its concerns regarding the potential impacts, such as rate increases, that an accelerated coal phase-out may have on the regional economies reliant on coal-fired electricity,” said CEA president & CEO Sergio Marchi in a statement responding to the Government of Canada’s announcement regarding the accelerated transition away from traditional coal-fired power.
November 21, 2016 - Today, the federal government said it is accelerating Canada’s transition from “traditional” coal-fired electricity units to clean energy by 2030, and will use the Canada Infrastructure Bank to finance projects such as commercially viable clean energy and modern electricity systems between provinces and territories.

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