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Nova Scotia passes Bill 110 Marine Renewable Energy Act


December 12, 2015
By Anthony Capkun


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December 12, 2015 – The Nova Scotia Legislature passed Bill 110, Marine Renewable Energy Act, in an effort to ensure that “marine renewable energy has appropriate licensing and environmental protections” in place.

WWF-Canada says Nova Scotia has significant tidal energy potential, and the province has plans to develop enough energy using tidal turbines to power a quarter of the province’s homes. “Properly harnessing these tides could help reduce the province’s dependence on fossil fuels, but development cannot compromise this ecologically rich habitat, which supports coastal economic activities, including fishing, aquaculture and ecotourism,” says WWF-Canada.

“WWF-Canada strongly supports and commends the province of Nova Scotia for their work to revolutionize their energy grid while protecting ecosystems,” said David Miller, WWF-Canada president and CEO. “The act not only promotes renewable energy, but it recognizes the need to ensure that renewable energy projects do not have substantial impacts on nature.”