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Nova Scotia is Cleaning Up Its Act

"These standards make Nova Scotia one of the most progressive energy jurisdictions in the world”

- Darrell Dexter, former Premier of Nova Scotia 

Nova Scotia is making major moves to renewable energy sources that can be seen as a benchmark for the rest of the country. The province, notorious for its reliance on coal, has begun a shift towards renewable resources. In April 2010, Nova Scotia passed the Renewable Energy Plan, committing to have 25% of its energy come from renewable resources by 2015 and40% reliant on renewables by 2020. Nova Scotia is seeing the results of these measures already with the use of renewable energy sources increasing from 11 to 17% between 2006 and 2011 and it is expected that the 2020 target will be met.

How is Nova Scotia meeting these ambitious commitments? Here are five key changes:

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Truth and Reconciliation with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples

“You shall be called the repairer of the breach…”

- Isaiah 58:12

In over 20 situations across the planet, truth commissions of various sorts have attempted to overcome past injustices. Most often, the process begins with telling a fuller story of what really happened (the truth), as histories are often written by the winners in dominant societal groups. Then apologies for past wrongs are often offered. The most difficult and long-term step (reconciliation) follows: trying to re-establish right relationships.

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Carbon pricing would boost government’s credibility

Originally published in Embassy Newsby Karri Munn-Venn and Ben Pasha

The timing seems all too perfect.

The critical COP 21 climate conference in Paris at the end of 2015 comes but a few months after the next federal election here in Canada. Nearly two years out, preparations for both events have already begun. But will they actually coincide to bring about real progress in addressing climate change?

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