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Musqueam Indian Band to develop community energy plan

Ensuring more-efficient energy use, developing new sources of alternative energy and finding ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These are some of the goals of a new community energy plan being undertaken by the Musqueam Indian Band. The Musqueam will receive $28,500 to develop the community energy plan. Funding is being provided from the First […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 2015488 Views

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Energy plan funding for Vancouver Island First Nations

Finding ways to ensure more efficient and sustainable energy use. That is the focus of community energy plans being developed by three Vancouver Island First Nations with support from the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund. The K’omoks First Nation, near Courtenay, will receive $28,000 to undertake its community energy plan. The plan will help […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2015592 Views

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New funds for First Nations clean energy projects

July 28, 2015 Clean, green energy projects are part of economic strategies being developed by two First Nations on northern Vancouver Island. The Quatsino First Nation, near Coal Harbour, will receive $30,000 through the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund to examine the feasibility of a five megawatt run-of-river hydroelectric project. The proposed hydro project […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2015665 Views

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NEB approves Orca LNG export licence

July 27, 2015 The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the application of Orca LNG Ltd. (Orca LNG) for a 25 year natural gas export licence with a maximum term quantity of 901 billion cubic metres Footnote 1. The issuance of this licence is subject to the approval of the Governor in Council. When evaluating natural gas […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2015654 Views

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Province funds Tsilhqot’in solar farm study

WILLIAMS LAKE – The Yunesit’in Government is starting a feasibility study, supported by the B.C. government and Tsilhqot’in National Government, focused on building a one megawatt solar farm near the River West Mill, east of Hanceville, B.C. An earlier, pre-feasibility study determined the site is the best potential location for the proposed solar farm. The […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2015581 Views

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Remote First Nation developing Community Energy Plan

July 3, 2015 ALBERT BAY – Faced with high costs to generate power and heat, the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation is creating a community energy plan to find ways to improve energy efficiency and identify clean energy opportunities that could reduce reliance on fossil fuels. The remote community is “off-grid” and not connected to the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 2015610 Views

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First Nations Energy Strategy: Notice of Press Conference

June 22, 2015 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–( June 22, 2015) – What: 1. Announcement of a new First Nations clean energy coalition 2. Release of a Clean Energy Strategy for First Nations and British Columbia Speakers: Chief of the Klahoose First Nation, James Delorme Councillor and Hereditary Chief of the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation, Garry Feschuk Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015539 Views

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First Nation Chiefs to Develop Eagle Spirit Energy Environmental Model

VANCOUVER, June 2, 2015  – Nadleh Whut’en First Nation Chief Martin Louie today, at the Eagle Spirit Chief’s Gathering, stated that he will continue to focus on the protection of the land as a way to support moving resource development projects forward in BC. Chief Louie encourages both the B.C. and Alberta governments to engage […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 20156670 Views

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First Nations clean energy funding tops $5.8 million

VICTORIA – Supporting clean, green energy development among First Nations continues to be a priority for the B.C. government. Since 2011, through the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund, B.C. has provided more than $5.8 million to support the participation of over 90 Aboriginal communities in the clean energy sector, including wind energy, biomass and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 6, 2015753 Views

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Chief inspector of mines releases annual report

December 31, 2014 VICTORIA – The Ministry of Energy and Mines has released the Annual Report of the Chief Inspector of Mines for the 2013 calendar year. This report underscores the progress made in health and safety over the last year. Specific highlights of the 2013 report include: A decrease in the annual injury rate. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 2015698 Views

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