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First Nation geothermal project completes first two wells in BC Canada – ThinkGeoEnergy

3 Sep 2021 With the successful drilling of two wells, the Clarke Lake geothermal project has been renamed Tu Deh-Kah Geothermal, giving it an indigenous name in a step towards decolonizing the site’s identity. The Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) in British Columbia, Canada has shared that the drilling of two full-size geothermal wells in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 2021127 Views

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BC Is Blocking Needed First Nations Power Projects, Says Report – The Tyee

The projects are critical to meeting government’s climate plans, researchers say, but roadblocks are preventing progress. Renewable energy projects run by First Nations could help B.C. power through the climate crisis, but government roadblocks threaten their participation, says a recent report from the Pembina Institute and the New Relationship Trust. “I really wanted to help […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2021140 Views

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Recommendations from BC Hydro review to keep electricity affordable

Aug. 27, 2021 VICTORIA – The Province and BC Hydro have released recommendations from Phase 2 of the BC Hydro Review to keep rates affordable and encourage greater use of clean, renewable electricity to reduce emissions and achieve climate targets. “Keeping life affordable for people is a key priority of our government,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2021171 Views

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New report shows Indigenous clean energy projects are key to meeting B.C.’s climate targets

Aug. 11, 2021 But British Columbia’s energy policies are a deterrent to advancing Indigenous-led renewables despite climate action mandate VANCOUVER — A new report from the Pembina Institute shows that Indigenous communities have been largely prevented from moving ahead with renewable energy projects despite the B.C. government’s mandates to lower emissions by 40 per cent […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2021181 Views

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AltaLink engaging with customer groups to deliver on five-year commitment to keep rates flat

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Following the approval of its $230 million refund to customers in March, AltaLink continued its engagement with customers during the second quarter of 2021. AltaLink filed its 2022-2023 GTA on April 30, 2021, delivering on the last two years of its commitment to keep rates at or below the 2018 level for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2021112 Views

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B.C. court ruling could mean First Nations consent needed for any new project on historic treaty lands – Financial Post

Jul 28, 2021 Ruling dramatically lowers the bar for First Nations to demonstrate their treaty rights have been infringed A British Columbia Supreme Court decision requiring the provincial government to consider the “cumulative effects” of development could mandate First Nations’ consent for any new project on historic treaty lands in Canada. “The decision can be […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 2021132 Views

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BC Hydro Review sets path for electrifying economy, supporting CleanBC

VICTORIA – The Province has announced the first set of its recommendations from Phase 2 of the BC Hydro Review to help people and businesses use clean electricity to reduce their carbon footprints, achieve CleanBC climate targets and support clean economic development. “Climate change and clean power are important issues for British Columbians, and B.C. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 2021127 Views

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Two Indigenous-led LNG developments raise hopes of new West Coast natural gas export projects – Financial Post

First Nations agreement are critical in derisking energy infrastructure projects in Canada Jun 30, 2021 CALGARY — After a string of cancelled liquefied natural gas projects in British Columbia, a pair of new proposals led by Indigenous groups is reinvigorating hope that additional Western Canadian natural gas exports to Asia could finally become a reality. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 2021132 Views

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New report shows B.C. steering toward 2040 EV infrastructure goals

June 9, 2021 VICTORIA – British Columbia is charging ahead in expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging network with more than 50% of the public fast-charging sites required to meet the province’s 2040 demand already built or underway. “A record number of British Columbians are adopting electric vehicles for a quieter ride, cleaner air and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2021170 Views

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Heat pumps keep Hartley Bay homes warm and cool

May 15, 2021 PRINCE RUPERT – You’ve probably never been fortunate enough to visit Hartley Bay, a remote village on British Columbia’s north coast accessible only by aircraft or boat. Hartley Bay is a long way from where most people live and work. The First Nations community at the mouth of the Douglas Channel is 630 kilometres […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 2021134 Views

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