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Alternative power in Nova Scotia taking off

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Making use of natural resources helps people, companies and communities improve their energy outlooks. The vast variety of alternative fuels can help reduce the impact on the environment and encourage cheaper, more widely available power options for an area. This accessibility to clean, affordable power helps boost growth initiatives in a region, allowing for more housing and better corporate operations that create an ongoing cycle of expansion and prosperity.

Adding more natural power
This is the picture Nova Scotia is set in, where the vast majority of natural power options are available in abundance and new options are opening up all the time. With so much access to rich environmental tools for fuel generation, it's no surprise that so many power companies want to get involved in the region. The Chronicle Herald wrote that a number of business interests in the province are vying to become Nova Scotia's number one provider, with Emera's Nova Scotia Power at the head of the pack.

There are other organizations pioneering alternative energy throughout the area, including water, solar and natural gas options. These businesses are making it possible for Nova Scotia residents and organizations to get the most out of their national resources and creating a more affordable environment for these entities to live and grow. Though North American fuel interests continue to encroach on the region, Halifax's Emera and other power companies are constantly pioneering new options and opportunities to help make operations within Nova Scotia more fluid and flexible.

Bridging innovation
That's the basis behind Solar City, a project conceived by the government of Nova Scotia to help make current homes in the area more efficient. CBC News wrote that bidding recently closed on the plan and a vendor chosen, meaning that the execution phase of the idea could soon be put into action. The overall scope of the plan is that 1,000 homes in Nova Scotia will be outfitted with solar panels in an attempt to build a solar city, a community powered as much by the sun as any other energy source, with hopes that these dwellings will come to rely entirely on natural power over time.



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