N.S. Opens hearing on proposal to burn wood for power generation

N.S. Opens hearing on proposal to burn wood for power generationNova Scotia’s regulatory agency begins hearings today on a proposal to build a biomass-fuelled power generation facility that would help move the province closer to its renewable energy targets. Nova Scotia Power, a subsidiary of Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA.TO), and Newpage Port Hawkesbury Corp. want to burn 650,000 tonnes of wood a year to fire a steam generator. They say it will produce about three per cent of the province’s…

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Economics Of Lithium And Vanadium In Electric Vehicles

Economics Of Lithium And Vanadium In Electric VehiclesAs some of the excitement around rare earth elements seems to have abated since the heady highs of fall 2009, we decided to re-visit this very small but intriguing sector of the market with an expert in Clean Technology/Alternative Energy, Dr. Jon Hykawy of Byron Capital Markets. It appears as if the Obama Administration’s grant of US$2.4BB for battery makers, automakers and their suppliers seems to have jump-started a move…

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