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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