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Jul 8, 2010 - Energy
Letter of intent to develop energy opportunities, grow energy hub
AREVA - the world's largest nuclear vendor company - will examine the feasibility of building a second nuclear reactor in New Brunswick under a letter of intent announced today by the provincial gover .....
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Mar 24, 2010 - Office of the Premier
New Brunswick not proceeding with energy agreement
The Government of New Brunswick will not proceed with an energy agreement with Hydro-Québec, Premier Shawn Graham announced today.
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Mar 11, 2010 - Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
NBCC expanding to Minto
The Fredericton campus of the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is establishing a satellite campus in Minto.
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Feb 26, 2010 - Energy
Full, transparent debate of government's energy plan
The provincial government will call for a full debate in the legislative assembly on legislation to implement the energy agreement between New Brunswick and Quebec. Energy Minister Jack Keir and Gover .....
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Feb 17, 2010 - Energy
Energy agreement offers significant savings: analysis
New Brunswickers will enjoy significant rate savings under the new energy agreement, an international economic consulting firm concludes in a report released today.
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Feb 1, 2010 - Energy
Energy Agreement
Energy Minister Jack Keir discussed the energy agreement during a meeting of the Saint John Board of Trade, in Saint John.
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Jan 25, 2010 - Environment
Climate action fund supporting project in Grand Falls
Greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced in the province as the result of a project being supported by the New Brunswick Climate Action Fund, Environment Minister Rick Miles made the announcement.
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Jan 25, 2010 - Environment
Climate action fund supporting project in Edmundston
The provincial government is providing a further investment through the New Brunswick Climate Action Fund to Edmundston Energy to build a second powerhouse at its hydroelectric dam. Environment Minist .....
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Jan 21, 2010 - Energy
Energy Agreement
Energy Minister Jack Kier discussed the energy agreement during a meeting of the Agricultural Alliance of NB in Fredericton.
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Jan 20, 2010 - Office of the Premier
Energy Agreement with Quebec
New Brunswick will retain complete ownership and control of its transmission and distribution systems following the conclusion of negotiations of an energy agreement with Québec. The announcement was .....
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Dec 8, 2009 - Energy
Minister discusses proposed agreement with Hydro-Québec
Business New Brunswick Minister Victor Boudreau addressed members of the Greater Bathurst Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Chaleur at a luncheon at the Gowan Brae Golf Club on December 7th.
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Nov 12, 2009 - Energy
Details - NB Power and Hydro-Quebec
Energy Minister Jack Keir spoke recently to Miramichi Chamber of Commerce, and discussed details of the memorandum of understanding and proposed agreement to sell NB Power to Hydro Quebec.
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Jun 16, 2009 - Energy
NB Power releases request for proposals for additional wind generation
NB Power has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the purchase of up to 100 MW of wind-energy generation, Energy Minister Jack Keir announced today.
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May 12, 2009 - Office of the Premier
Premier visits wind farm
Premier Shawn Graham and Energy Minister Jack Keir visited the 96-megawatt Kent Hills wind farm (outside Riverview) on Monday, May 11, for the project's start-up. The wind farm will be the largest su .....
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Mar 25, 2009 - Energy
New Brunswick and Maine support international energy corridor
The province will work with the State of Maine to explore development of the northeast energy corridor, Premier Shawn Graham and Maine Governor John Baldacci announced today.
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Nov 5, 2008 - Energy
$99.3-million annual investment in energy efficiency and relief programs
Government will invest an additional $6.3 million per year into energy efficiency and other programs to assist New Brunswickers in reducing and offsetting their energy costs.
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Oct 31, 2008 - Environment
Environment-friendly project supported by Climate Action Fund
Greenhouse-gas emissions in the province will be reduced as the result of a new project being supported by the New Brunswick Climate Action Fund, Environment Minister Roland Haché announced.
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Oct 30, 2008 - Energy
Premier and Energy Minister tour wind farm
Premier Shawn Graham and Energy Minister Jack Keir recently toured the 96-megawatt wind farm being built at Kent Hills (outside Riverview) by TransAlta Corp. The wind farm will be the largest such fa .....
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May 26, 2008 - Natural Resources
Tidal-power development to be explored on Bay of Fundy
Crown land leases have been awarded to Irving Oil, in partnership with the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, to explore tidal power on the Bay of Fundy. Minister of Natural Resources Donald Arseneault a .....
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Apr 4, 2008 - Energy
Benefits Blueprint Team unveils recommendations for major initiatives
Benefits Blueprint, a broad-based community initiative funded by the Government of Canada, Government of New Brunswick and Irving Oil Ltd., today unveiled 16 recommendations designed to optimize econo .....
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Feb 26, 2008 - Energy
Second wind contract announced for northern New Brunswick
SUEZ Energy will construct a wind farm in the Caribou Mountain area for a total of 99 megawatts (MW) of wind energy, Premier Shawn Graham and Energy Minister Jack Keir announced today.
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Feb 26, 2008 - Energy
Government initiates program for community participation in wind power
New Brunswickers will have the opportunity to significantly contribute to the growth of the energy hub, with the launch of a community engagement initiative on wind energy, announced today.
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Feb 4, 2008 - Energy
Government receives feasibility study for second nuclear reactor
The Government of New Brunswick has received Team CANDU's feasibility study, which examined the market demand for a second nuclear facility in the province. The government will now undertake a thoroug .....
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Jan 22, 2008 - Energy
New 49.5 MW wind farm to be constructed in Lamèque
Acciona Energy has been selected to construct a 49.5 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Lamèque, Premier Shawn Graham and Energy Minister Jack Keir have announced.
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Nov 8, 2007 - Energy
Governments support Benefits Blueprint to plan for sustainable growth
The Governments of Canada and New Brunswick today announced a joint initiative to help all regions of the province fully benefit from a number of major energy projects planned for the province. This i .....
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Oct 11, 2007 - Energy
Sod-turning ceremony held for 96 MW wind farm
Energy Minister Jack Keir and representatives from TransAlta Corporation marked the construction of a 96-megawatt wind farm here today with a sod-turning ceremony. From left: Robert Apold of Natural F .....
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Aug 1, 2007 - Energy
Team CANDU NB to conduct feasibility study for second nuclear power plant at Point Lepreau
Team CANDU New Brunswick announced today that the Government of New Brunswick has accepted its proposal to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of a Generation III+ Advanced Candu Reactor .....
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Apr 27, 2007 - Efficiency NB
Efficiency NB launches new commercial energy efficiency programs
Three new commercial energy efficiency programs, representing an investment of $4 million, were unveiled today. From left: Rick Miles (MLA-Fredericton-Silverwood), Energy Minister Jack Keir, and Effi .....
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Apr 26, 2007 - Energy
Major step forward for wind power in New Brunswick
The provincial government will ask NB Power to move immediately with the addition of an extra 300 megawatts of wind power in New Brunswick. This is an acceleration of the original objective of adding .....
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Apr 24, 2007 - Energy
Launch of industrial energy efficiency program
Efficiency NB will be up and running with its energy efficiency program for large industry this summer, Energy Minister Jack Keir, announced today. From left: Minister Keir, Efficiency NB president an .....
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Apr 20, 2007 - Energy
Province to help New Brunswickers deal with rate increase with more than $37 million in programs
The provincial government is taking a number of steps to help all New Brunswickers, from people with low incomes, to small and large industry, deal with electricity rate increases sought by NB Power w .....
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Jan 19, 2007 - New Brunswick Power Corporation
NB Power and TransAlta Corporation sign agreement for 75 MW of wind energy
NB Power and TransAlta Corporation signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for 75 MW of wind power in 2008. TransAlta Corporation will construct, own and operate the Kent Hills wind farm, located in .....
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Dec 20, 2006 - Finance
Province announces home energy assistance program
The New Brunswick government will be providing a one-time home energy benefit to low-income families to help them cope with the high costs of home energy. Finance Minister Victor Boudreau made the an .....
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Dec 1, 2006 - Energy
Keir seeks partners to explore tidal energy potential
Energy Minister Jack Keir wants to forge new partnerships to define the potential of future tidal energy projects. From left: Chris Campbell, executive director, Ocean Renewable Energy Group; Keir; an .....
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Oct 3, 2006 - Energy
New Minister
Jack Keir signs the register to become Minister of Energy and Minister responsible for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency of New Brunswick, in the presence of Lt.-Gov. Herménégilde Chiasson .....
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Mar 27, 2006 - Office of the Premier
Province to rebate eight per cent HST on electricity and heating fuels, regulate gas / home-heating oil
Premier Bernard Lord announced today a full rebate of the provincial portion (eight per cent) of the HST on electricity and other home-heating sources. He also committed to bringing regulation to the .....
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Mar 16, 2006 - Energy
Energy efficiency awareness campaign launched
Rising energy costs are a global issue. Now more than ever, it’s important for each of us to use energy wisely.
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Feb 13, 2006 - Efficiency NB
Energy Efficiency Upgrades Program
The New Brunswick Existing Homes Energy Efficiency Upgrades Program is now available to New Brunswick homeowners. Energy Minister Bruce Fitch, accompanied by Elizabeth Weir, President and CEO of the E .....
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Feb 10, 2006 - Energy
Conference on energy efficiency
New Brunswick officials recently participated in a conference on building energy-efficient homes and businesses in Vermont.
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Sep 20, 2005 - Energy
Ministers' conference focuses on energy sustainability
Canada's energy ministers concluded their annual meeting in St. Andrews, N.B. today, and acknowledged the direct impact that higher energy costs will have on all Canadians and some sectors of the Cana .....
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Sep 19, 2005 - Natural Resources
Ministers work toward viable mining communities
Federal, provincial and territorial mines ministers from throughout the country gathered today for the 62nd Annual Mines Ministers' Conference in St. Andrews, N. B.
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Jul 29, 2005 - Energy
Province to proceed with refurbishment of Point Lepreau
Premier Bernard Lord announced today that the Province of New Brunswick will proceed with the refurbishment of Point Lepreau with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) as the general contractor.
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Jul 14, 2005 - Office of the Premier
Government Response
Premier Bernard Lord responds to the federal government's decision not to provide funding for the refurbishment of the Point Lepreau Generating Station
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Jun 21, 2005 - Energy
Atlantica Centre for Energy
The Atlantica Centre for Energy was launched recently in Saint John. The new organization, an extension of Enterprise Saint John, the Community Economic Development Agency of the region, will identif .....
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Mar 10, 2005 - Energy
Unveiling of a new bus
Energy Minister Bruce Fitch recently participated in the unveiling of a new city transit bus promoting energy efficiency, which was sponsored by Saint John Energy.
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Dec 16, 2004 - Energy
Heroes Honoured
Premier Bernard Lord and Energy Minister Bruce Fitch honored an NB Power transmission line crew in the Legislative Assembly on Friday, Dec. 10, 2004. The crew, while working on power lines between Bat .....
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Apr 16, 2004 - Energy
Fitch pleased with depth of nuclear expert's report on Lepreau (04/04/16)
Energy Minister Bruce Fitch is pleased with a report by nuclear expert Dr. Robin Jeffrey on the potential refurbishment of the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generation Station which sheds new light on many as .....
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Nov 27, 2003 - Energy
Electricity market to open on April 1, 2004 (03/11/27)
The electricity market will open in New Brunswick on April 1, 2004, the date of the proclamation of the Electricity Act.
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Nov 21, 2003 - Energy
TRIPLE CELEBRATION
The Computers for Schools program celebrated its 10th anniversary in New Brunswick with an open house Nov. 21 at the provincial headquarters in Fredericton. The event also included the ribbon-cutting .....
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