Press Releases

Marine Renewables Canada and the Business Network for Offshore Wind Strengthen Ties

Marine Renewables Canada and the Business Network for Offshore Wind have entered into an affiliation agreement to share knowledge and support the development of offshore wind. The two organisations have been key drivers for offshore wind in their respective countries, and the agreement will increase collaboration to benefit industry in Canada and the United States (US).

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Marine Renewables Canada welcomes four new board directors, appoints executive committee

Marine Renewables Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors bring industry experience and unique perspectives that will add to the national leadership of the association.

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Marine Renewables Canada New Board Appointments for 2019

Marine Renewables Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of three industry and policy leaders to its 2019 Board of Directors.

The appointments of Michelle Chislett, Managing Director of Northland Power for Canada and the United States, Simon De Pietro, Director/Owner for the DP Energy Companies and the Hon. Michel P. Samson, Counsel with the law firm Cox & Palmer came at the associations annual general meeting in Halifax, Canada on November 22, 2018.

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Canada Strengthens Support for Marine Renewable Energy

The Government of Canada has made a major new investment in marine renewable energy at the G7 Summit in Halifax: $29.8 million for a nine megawatt tidal stream project in Nova Scotia, under development by Haligonia Tidal Energy Ltd.

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Tidal energy demonstration: a worthwhile endeavor

In light of the recent news that tidal energy developer OpenHydro is seeking creditor protection, there have been important questions raised about the future of tidal energy, both here at home and abroad.

Presently, the demonstration of in-stream tidal energy is expensive and the technology still needs to be proven. We know this is the nature of emerging technologies – we’ve seen this in the early stages of other green technologies such as wind energy, electric vehicles, and even solar power.

What’s clear is that we can’t keep burning fossil fuels while the impacts of climate change continue to mount. We need solutions, and we need to find out if in-steam tidal energy can help meet our clean energy goals. It will take time to find the answers and to know if this new technology is both safe and affordable…Continue reading 

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Marine Renewables Canada to focus on synergies with offshore wind

With a growing global effort to develop climate change solutions and increase renewable electricity production, along with Canada’s strengths in offshore and ocean sectors, Marine Renewables Canada has made a strategic decision to grow its focus by … Continue reading 

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Legislation Places Nova Scotia in Position of Global Leadership on Marine Renewable Energy

Today the Government of Nova Scotia proclaimed the Marine Renewable-energy Act, a major milestone for Canada’s marine renewable energy sector. The Act provides a framework for the governance and development of marine renewable energy resources – including tidal, wave, and offshore wind energy. Key features … Continue reading 

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Marine Renewables Canada adds industry expertise to 2018 Board of Directors

Marine Renewables Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its 2018 Board of Directors. The new directors bring experience and strong expertise from the marine renewable energy and broader energy sectors. The three new directors … Continue reading 

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Tidal power playing a role in Canada’s transition to a clean-growth economy

Today Cape Sharp Tidal announced that its recent deployment of a 2 MW tidal turbine at the Fundy Ocean Research Center (FORCE) in the Bay of Fundy is successfully delivering electricity to the Nova Scotia grid – a first for … Continue reading 

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Wales and Canada continue to build marine energy relationship

Marine Energy Wales will be making a momentous visit across the Atlantic to attend the Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Conference, to share knowledge and experience of their work within the marine energy sector. The annual conference which … Continue reading 

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Marine Renewables Canada leads trade mission to Ireland

This week Canadian representatives of the growing marine renewable energy industry will showcase the sector’s expertise and capabilities to an international audience in Cork, Ireland. Marine Renewables Canada, with support from the Government of Canada and Government of Nova Scotia, … Continue reading 

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Marine Renewables Canada adds industry expertise to 2016 Board of Directors

Marine Renewables Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors. The new directors bring experience in the marine renewable energy industry and unique perspectives that will add to the national leadership of … Continue reading 

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News Release: Building Nova Scotia’s Tidal Power Supply Chain

Tidal energy projects are taking off in the Bay of Fundy. Marine Renewables Canada (MRC) is offering workshops in locations across Nova Scotia for companies interested in exploring opportunities in the tidal energy supply chain. Continue reading