Green plan co-author lauds Link project; but developers fear being left out in cold
The co-author of the province’s renewable energy plan says the Maritime Link project should make it easier to get more green power on the grid, even though some developers indicated Tuesday they are concerned that may not happen.
Energy strategist David Wheeler told a Halifax renewable energy conference that he has heard industry concerns that the subsea cable project could put a damper on other opportunities in the province.
But Wheeler, incoming president of Cape Breton University, said he thinks the opposite will be true.
“If it works as it should … the more renewables we bring on in this province, the more that allows green energy to be sold elsewhere,” he said in response to an audience question.
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Dr. David Wheeler played a significant role in developing Nova Scotia’s Renewable Energy Plan released in 2010. Since then the landscape for renewables has changed and will continue to do so. Dr. Wheeler’s keynote will focus on those changes and what they mean for the future of renewables in the region.
For more information and to register online, visit www.energyevent.ca.