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Small Scale RenewableNB Power says as part of its goal to generate 40% of its in-province sales from renewable sources by 2020, it will encourage locally owned, small-scale green energy.

The plan would involve co-operatives and First Nations communities building and owning wind farms, solar panels, small hydro projects, biomass or biogas facilities. NB Power would buy the energy from the communities. The Crown corporation currently has similar agreements with wind farms and other projects run by private companies.

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