Energy Issues Committee
The Energy Issues Committee promotes policies and practices that prioritize sustainable energy for the benefit of Nova Scotians and the future of our province. Our work is motivated by the urgency of climate change and a desire to see Nova Scotia prosper as non-renewable sources of energy disappear.
Background: Energy Issues in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia has can become a hub for sustainable energy practice and innovation. Nova Scotians know far too well the boom and bust cycles brought on by large energy projects. It is time for us to harness the potential for sustainable, appropriate development that will benefit our communities in the long-term.
In Nova Scotia we have premier research institutions, impressive wind, solar, and tidal resources, and a high quality of life worth protecting. Nova Scotia can become a province with secure and self-sufficient communities, and an area that attracts and nurtures entrepreneurs in sustainable energy innovation.
To create secure and sustainable communities, we need to rapidly transition away from Nova Scotia’s over-reliance on oil and coal for energy. Our province currently has some of the highest levels of per capita pollution, which contributes to global climate change, acid rain, and smog.