Lessons From Nova Scotia On Developing Renewable Energy

October 30, 2013 by  
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By Cheng Zhi Wei

Tidal power by saavem

Speaking at the Opening Plenary of the Asia Future Energy Forum yesterday as part of the Singapore International Energy Week 2013, Mr Bruce Cameron, Executive Director, Sustainable and Renewable Energy, Nova Scotia Department of Energy in Canada, shared his experience of developing Nova Scotia’s ocean energy sector and the factors that led to their success.

His presentation highlighted the holistic approach Nova Scotia has adopted to the development of its tidal energy potential and holds many lessons for government officials and businesses who are looking to tap other renewable resources in their countries. According to Mr Cameron, besides resource endowment, public engagement and government leadership are key for the successful and sustainable development of Nova Scotia’s tides. Read more