Energy poverty widespread in Atlantic Canada, with no end in sight

There’s an old saying, that “when you’re in a hole, you should stop digging.” But on Aug. 9, the premiers of Atlantic Canada picked up their shovels with federal Environment Minister Katherine McKenna to plan the region’s energy future. Things discussed included the building of a “clean electricity future,” and a “national price on carbon,” which was described as “impending” in a news article covering the meeting.Atlantic Canada is a leader in expanding renewable energy. Nova Scotia, for example, has committed itself to producing 25 per cent of its electricity generation with renewables by 2020, and is, according to reports,

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