August 31, 2023
New changes to regulations under the Renewable Energy Act give the province clear authority to issue development permits for renewable energy developments.
Under the Renewable Energy Act, government can regulate the development of renewable energy generation facilities. Proponents of renewable energy developments will still be required to fulfill all provincial environmental impact assessments, including holding a public meeting, prior to applying for a development permit from the province.
“We are developing renewable energy with the best interests of Islanders at heart, and we will continue to build programs that help our Island communities share the successes on our path to net zero,” added Minister Myers. “It is our responsibility as a provincial government to look out for all Islanders, so our whole province can benefit from producing more local power.”