Nova Scotia Power claims it wasn’t consulted about new biomass regulations

By Jake Boudrot
The Port Hawkesbury Reporter
January 4, 2023
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada East

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Power said it wasn’t consulted about new renewable electricity regulations which are being criticized by a provincial environmental group. On Dec. 19, the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables said new regulations requiring more renewable electricity means that NSP will be using more “sustainably harvested” biomass over the next three years. Under a new standard in Renewable Electricity Regulations under the Electricity. “This is very similar to the previous directive. …NSP spokesperson Jackie Foster said, “While we were not consulted, given the province’s clean energy goals, we were aware government was looking at updating with the regulation.” The province said, “Biomass is renewable, readily available and burns cleaner than coal,” said Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables. …The Sierra Club said the announcement is evidence that the province is playing politics rather than trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

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