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  1. Tax cuts over carbon pricing up to province, Justin Trudeau saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 17 | CBC News

    ... range of issues, including how a federal phase-out of coal use for generating electricity would affect NB Power's Belledune generating station. The federal phase-out means coal can't be used after 2030 unless the province negotiates a deal with ...

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  2. NB Power predicts much higher rate hikes after carbon taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 6 | CBC News

    ... is New Brunswick's single largest emitter of greenhouse gases, largely because of its coal-fired power plant in Belledune and oil-fired power plant in Saint John. Last October, the federal government announced it will be requiring provinces to ...

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  3. Environment minister sidesteps questions on costs of climate planRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | CBC News

    ... groups, but it also pushed off two major decisions, including the future of NB Power's coal-fired power plant in Belledune and whether to pursue a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system. The Trudeau government has given provinces until 2018 to adopt a ...

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  4. Province punts 2 major decisions in new climate action planRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | CBC News

    ... electricity, but doesn't include a decision on what will happen to the coal-fired NB Power generating station in Belledune. It says the government will set that date "if adequate support can be found to minimize impacts on energy costs and the local ...

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  5. Belledune natural gas options: Too soon to explore, says EnbridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | CBC News

    ... Spin Reduxit. Enbridge Gas New Brunswick says it's too early to say how it might bring natural gas to NB Power's Belledune generating station, or even if such a scenario would be feasible. Belledune will no longer be able to burn coal after 2030 as ...

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  6. Natural-gas line into Belledune among options after coal phase-out, minister saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2016 | CBC News

    New Brunswick cabinet minister Donald Arseneault says a natural gas line into the Belledune generating station is one option the government is considering because of the phase-out of coal. The New Brunswick government says it's talking to Ottawa about getting federal subsidies to run a natural-gas line to NB Power's Belledune generating station so gas can replace coal at the plant.

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  7. Belledune closure could cut N.B.'s greenhouse gas by 20%, Conservation Council saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | CBC News

    Louise Comeau, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick's director of climate change and energy solutions, said closing the Belledune plant could reduce the province's greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent. The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is applauding a Trudeau government plan to phase out coal-powered electricity by 2030.

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  8. Canada's rejection of coal will clear the air but impact workers and power billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | CBC News

    ... monthly bills to recoup those costs. In New Brunswick, where provincial Crown corporation NB Power operates the Belledune coal-fired plant, rates could increase by as much as 38 per cent to account for the charges associated with decommissioning ...

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  9. NB Power says coal phaseout might affect power rates less than originally fearedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2016 | CBC News

    Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Monday the federal government is working with provinces to ensure a plan to eliminate coal "does not increase prices to ratepayers." NB Power says it may not have to increase power rates as sharply as it expected if it's forced to close the Belledune Generating Station by 2030.

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  10. Snowmobilers set to enjoy longer season with new bridge access to northern trailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2016 | CBC News

    ... ks with National defence to see if another exercise could be held in the region to help with a separate project in Belledune.

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  11. Ex-Belledune plant CEO gets 5 years in prison for corruption conviction in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 | CBC News

    ... and threatened critics in the province as his company won approval to build a contaminated soil incinerator in Belledune, has begun serving a five-year prison sentence in the United States. Bennett was sentenced in Newark, N.J., in August to a total ...

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  12. 5 things to watch for as MLAs get back to workRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | CBC News

    ... the use of fossil fuels for electricity generation by 2030, which could mean the closure of the Coleson Cove and Belledune generating stations just when NB Power expects to need more generation. And the Liberals must decide whether to stick to their ...

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  13. Tough choices for NB Power ahead in climate change reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | CBC News

    ... the committee would make far-reaching recommendations, and that they would be reviewed. (CBC) The document says Belledune, the province's only coal-fired plant, will run until 2044, when strict federal regulations on coal-fired generation ...

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  14. Impact of carbon tax announcement unclear for New BrunswickRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2016 | CBC News

    ... of New Brunswick's economy hard, or barely affect anything, depending on how the plan is applied. The coal-fired Belledune generating plant run by NB Power is one of the two biggest greenhouse gas emitters east of Ontario. According to Environment ...

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  15. Climate action change lagging in New Brunswick, says conservation councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2016 | CBC News

    ... per cent of electricity emissions in N.B. come from burning coal, oil, and natural gas to generate electricity at Belledune and Coleson Cove and from plants supplying electricity through power purchase agreements. The report said the province should ...

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  16. Train history pays off as Moncton lands rail car plant and 200 jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2016 | CBC News

    ... province that basically led us to decide to start our venture in New Brunswick," said Contreras. "Saint John and Belledune offer excellent possibilities for logistics involved for the order supply chain and as important as that is, we chose the ...

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  17. Dozens Of U.S., Canadian Tribes Unite Against Proposed Oil PipelinesRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    ... Keystone XL) as well as tar sands rail projects such as the Chaleur Terminals Inc. export project at the Port of Belledune in New Brunswick," according to a statement from the alliance. In the treaty, the native groups say the proposed projects ...

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  18. Dozens Of U.S., Canadian Tribes Unite Against Proposed Oil PipelinesRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2016 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    ... Keystone XL) as well as tar sands rail projects such as the Chaleur Terminals Inc. export project at the Port of Belledune in New Brunswick," according to a statement from the alliance. In the treaty, the native groups say the proposed projects ...

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  19. N.B. climate change hearings told to hold on to old power plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2016 | CBC News

    ... as electric cars on the horizon, he said New Brunswick should continue investing in our current power plants in Belledune and Colson Cove to have them run cleaner and more efficient. Galbraith also suggested looking at more nuclear options, ...

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  20. Oil, Gas & Social Movements in GaspesieRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2016 | The Link

    ... in our area." This process continues to occur, and has crystallized in the project to build an export terminal in Belledune, New Brunswick. This terminal, operated by Chaleur Terminals Inc., will have a storage capacity of 1.2 million barrels in its ...

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