NB Power plan to run coal, oil and natural gas plants until 2040 out of step with climate change reality

Public utility's newly-released Integrated Resource Plan fails to deliver affordable, renewable electricity and won't protect citizens from health and extreme weather impacts of climate change Unceded and unsurrendered … [Read more...]

Federal approval of lax regulations for big polluters fails to spur clean energy future New Brunswickers want

Attention News Editors: The Conservation Council of New Brunswick’s Louise Comeau, Director of  Climate Change and Energy Solutions, made the following statement with respect to the Government of Canada’s approval today of New Brunswick’s proposed … [Read more...]

Saving energy while staying home

Well, these certainly are interesting times.  I’m glad it’s warming up, so my old house — now home office — is a bit more comfortable.  But I’m certainly using more electricity than usual.  Our families and friends are all dealing with … [Read more...]

Statement on clean energy deal between New Brunswick and Quebec 

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about NB Power and Hydro-Quebec’s agreement on the Mactaquac dam refurbishment and clean energy supply. “Bringing … [Read more...]

Corbett blasts NB Power CEO, calls for 2030 coal phase-out plan

Our Executive Director Lois Corbett blasted NB Power CEO Gaetan Thomas this week for calling the federal government’s carbon tax “bad policy” while the utility he runs looks to double down on old-fashioned, 1980s electricity systems. “Sometimes I … [Read more...]

NB Power launches energy efficiency hub

NB Power has launched a new website dedicated to making your home cozier in the winter, cooler in the summer and cheaper to power year-round.  The public utility's new energy efficiency web hub highlights ways New Brunswickers can save energy and … [Read more...]

Nominate your local energy efficiency champion today!

Are you, or do you know a neighbour or friend who can't help but daydream about all the new renewable energy and energy efficiency projects they're looking forward to playing with this summer? Maybe the company you work for always stays … [Read more...]

Widespread solar adoption in NB inevitable: report

A new report commissioned by NB Power says that widespread solar power adoption by “tens of thousands of homes and businesses” is inevitable in New Brunswick. The report, by Montreal's Dunsky Energy Consulting, urges the public utility to get … [Read more...]

Conservation Council comments on NB Power’s 2017 Integrated Resource Plan

The Conservation Council has submitted comments on NB Power’s 2017 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Following input from experts and the public, NB Power’s IRP will explore new ways to lower electricity bills, describe the role NB Power and … [Read more...]

The results are in! 2015 Environmental Attitudes Survey

What percentage of Frederictonians want glass recycling? How satisfied are residents with the city’s environmental initiatives? What kind of support is there for wind and solar projects in NB? We have the answers! This past fall, we (Karyn, … [Read more...]