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Send your letter for secure, affordable, sustainable electricity

Join our letter-writing campaign calling on the federal government to implement a strong and effective Clean Electricity Regulation that protects our planet, our communities, and our wallets.

We need you to amplify our call for a strong regulation—that means no extensions or loopholes for fossil fuel companies, no more burning stuff to make electricity, and financial support for people to ensure a smooth, fair and stable transition for all.

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Shifting to Electric School Buses in New Brunswick

The Government of New Brunswick has set ambitious climate and electrification targets for 2030, including reducing GHG emissions to 46 per cent below 2003 levels and requiring 50 per cent of new light-duty vehicles sold in New Brunswick to be zero-emission vehicles. 

While electric school buses would contribute to these goals, only two are currently on the road in New Brunswick. In contrast, our neighboring provinces such as Quebec and Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) have committed to achieving 65 per cent and 100 per cent electric fleets by 2020.

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Clean Fuel Regulations should be paid for by industry, not consumers

While other countries implement windfall taxes to ensure fair contributions from polluting companies, New Brunswick is creating loopholes that benefit these companies at the expense of its citizens.

As citizens and consumers, it’s crucial to raise our voices and hold our elected officials accountable. Write to your MLA and MP to demand fossil fuel companies pay their fair share. Let them know that New Brunswickers should not bear the burden of inaction by petroleum producers. Together, we can ensure a fair and sustainable future for all.

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Browse through our gallery of local nature-themed artwork

Thirty percent of all proceeds go to the Conservation Council

So impressed by the efficacy and impact of art to inspire climate action, CCNB now independently supports this creative community.  Under the guidance of Juliana Bedoya and musician/writer/artist activist Laura Barron, artists have continued to express, through art, their ideas and feelings about climate change.

Their work is intended to inspire changes in behaviours in New Brunswick, and to offer a space for reflection on ways we might repair our relationship with nature, partly by experiencing its healing power reflected in the artwork.  

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2023 Hotspots for Herbicide Spraying in N.B.

The 2023 map showing where forestry companies will spray New Brunswick’s forests with glyphosate-based herbicides is out. Learn more about this unnecessary and old-fashioned practice, and what you can do to stop it.

Stand Against Fossil Fuel Loopholes: Contact Your MLA & MP Today

Write to your MLA and MP to demand fossil fuel companies pay their fair share. Let them know that New Brunswickers should not bear the burden of inaction by petroleum producers.

Send your letter for secure, affordable and sustainable electricity

You can help secure an affordable, reliable, sustainable, 100 per cent zero-emissions electricity grid across Canada by 2035.

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Electricity Vision

Our definition of cleaner electricity has two components. First, cleaner electricity relies primarily on non-polluting sources like wind, solar and existing hydro technologies and it is used efficiently. These renewable technologies have lower environmental impact than electricity generated from coal, oil and natural gas that generate greenhouse gases when burned causing the global heating that is supercharging our weather. Second, our sustainable electricity portfolio needs to be affordable and reliable.

The Electricity Vision is focused on the phase out of coal-fired electricity and ensures our regional electricity system is 90 per cent emissions free before 2030 as required by federal regulation and climate change policy. 

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Lack Of Fairness, Trust, Participation Kills Renewable Energy Projects, Not NIMBYism

If developers, governments, and utilities want to build renewable energy projects, they must first build a process that is fair, that citizens trust and in which they can participate and influence outcomes, particularly around siting.

That’s the topline conclusion of the Conservation Council’s year-long research into why renewable energy projects fail from public opposition despite the majority of Canadians being supportive of more wind and solar developments.

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Spraying in New Brunswick

Forestry companies spray clearcut areas with herbicides to kill hardwoods and vegetation that compete with the spruce, fir and pine they grow in plantations.

The Conservation Council has long advocated that the province stop the old-fashioned, citizen-funded practice of spraying the forest. Quebec banned the spraying of its public forest more than 15 years ago. Glyphosate, the main active ingredient in most herbicides used in Crown forest operations in New Brunswick, was listed as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in 2015. 

Webinars and Events

Webinar: Engaging on the clean electricity regulations

Join the Conservation Council of New Brunswick and Ecology Action Centre on Thursday Sept 21st at Noon (ADT) to learn about the Clean Electricity Regulation, specifics on how it will apply in Atlantic Canada and how to participate in the consultation process.

Recorded webinar: Why do wind energy projects fail?

In this webinar, learn how a lack of trust, fairness, and community benefits combined to undermine community acceptance of two wind energy projects proposed for Northern New Brunswick and receive recommendations on how to increase the chances of success for renewable energy projects.

Conservation Council’s Citizens’ Assembly on Electricity Affordability and Energy Poverty

Would you like to participate in a Citizens’ Assembly to make recommendations to federal and provincial governments and utilities on how to keep electricity affordable and eliminate energy poverty, while eliminating carbon and air pollution from the electricity system?

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The Case Against Shale Gas: Data Overwhelmingly Supports Continued Moratorium

Commentary | Jim Emberger Everyday, business ads promote the idea that wise business leaders make decisions based on solid data. Premier Higgs likes to project …

Send your letter for secure, affordable and sustainable electricity

You can help secure an affordable, reliable, sustainable, 100 per cent zero-emissions electricity grid across Canada by 2035.

Climate action is the path to energy security

We need a modern electricity strategy for this province.  We need province-wide hearings, and multiple pathways for citizens to have their say on what happens to NB Power and the kind of electricity system we are willing to pay for.

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