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Emera seeks to abandon its stake in Cape Sharp Tidal Inc.

Emera, parent company of Nova Scotia Power, has announced it’s withdrawing from its partnership in Cape Sharp Tidal Inc., the company that has a test turbine sitting on the bottom of the Minas Passage. In a statement released today, Emera … Continue reading

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Troubled financial waters ahead for Bay of Fundy tidal test project?

Just days after the successful deployment of its latest OpenHydro turbine in the Minas Passage, Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. could be facing an uncertain future. Two Irish newspapers, the Irish Times and the Irish Examiner are reporting that its French parent company, … Continue reading

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Cape Sharp Tidal deploys another Bay of Fundy turbine

Cape Sharp Tidal Inc. successfully deployed its second massive 2MW turbine Sunday afternoon at its test site in the turbulent waters of the Minas Passage, eight kilometres west of Parrsboro, N.S. “We had a very good day today,” said a … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia ushers in ‘new era’ of tidal energy as protesters warn ‘turbines kill fish’

It’s official. Electricity is now flowing onto Nova Scotia’s power grid from a newly installed 2MW tidal turbine submerged in the Bay of Fundy. The provincial energy minister, Michel Samson flipped a big electrical switch today near Parrsboro, NS to … Continue reading

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Fishermen launch legal action to block turbines this fall

The Bay of Fundy Inshore Fisherman’s Association plans to ask a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge to block deployment of tidal turbines in the Minas Passage this fall. During a court hearing yesterday in Halifax, Madame Justice Denise Boudreau set … Continue reading

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Tide of tax dollars floods into Bay of Fundy

Two huge companies are getting $6.3 million in federal tax money to support their planned tidal project in the Minas Passage near Parrsboro. The lucky recipients are tidal developer OpenHydro, now owned by the French giant DCNS Group, one of … Continue reading

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Commercial tidal power a long way off, timeline suggests

My review of events in the development of Fundy tidal power since 2008 reveals that politicians and developers have consistently underestimated the challenges involved in converting the world’s highest tides into affordable electricity. I’ve published a year-by-year listing of events … Continue reading

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