Tidal Power

Nova Scotia Needs To Fully Engage With Stakeholders On Tidal Energy

Andrew Younger | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Andrew Younger

The first electrons of power flowed across the seabed in Nova Scotia's Minas Basin recently delivering electricity to homes, from a giant instream tidal device. I want to be excited about it. Happy even. Instead, it's tainted by the dismissive attitude of Nova Scotia's government towards indigenous people and fishers, or really anyone in the province who raises concerns about the potential impact on their lives from these experiments.

Nova Scotia's Wild Tides Could Soon Be A Source Of Energy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Business

HALIFAX — A fifth developer has committed to test its tidal power technology at a site in the Bay of Fundy off Nova Scotia. Irish-based DP Energy h...

A Renewable Version of the Oil Sands -- in Nova Scotia

David Dodge | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada
David Dodge

On an average day, about 160-billion tonnes of seawater flows into the Bay of Fundy. This is where an ocean research centre decided to put their tidal energy test site. According to recent models, there is roughly 7,000 megawatts of potentially extractable tidal energy in the Minas Basin. Of that number, researchers say about 2,500 megawatts can be tapped safely. That's more than enough electricity for all of Nova Scotia.