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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, 2015618 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, 2015548 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, 20156681 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, 2015767 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, 2015713 Views

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First Nations study ways to reduce diesel use

December 15, 2014 PORT HARDY/FORT FRASER – Two First Nations communities will receive a total of $60,000 for studies of renewable energy projects with the potential to reduce the use of diesel fuel in their communities. The Wuikinuxv Nation near Port Hardy will receive $40,000 from B.C.’s First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund to examine […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2014728 Views

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