Detailed Background Reports
Legal Analysis of SDGA regulations
The EAC commissioned a study from East Coast Environmental Law which analyzed some of our proposed goals. The study details if and how Nova Scotia’s laws would need to change in order to implement the goals. Additionally, the report examines accountability and enforcement mechanisms for the SDGA as a whole. Click here to read the analysis.
EPR Unpacked: Selected Best Principles and Practices for Extended Producer Responsibility Programs with a focus on Nova Scotia
This 2022 report, written for the EAC by Mark Butler of NovaMark Consulting, details opportunities, challenges, and best practices for implementing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs in Mi'kma'ki/Nova Scotia. Click here to read the report.
On-Shore Wind Position Statement
The EAC's position statement about on-shore wind energy, June 2022. Click here to read our Position Statement.
Electric Vehicle Adoption in Nova Scotia 2020-2030
This 2020 report written by Dunsky Energy Consulting for the EAC details the provincial landscape for electric vehicles. It demonstrates the need for provincial intervention to increase electric vehicle uptake at a rate that will help meet our provincial greenhouse gas emissions targets and our national electric vehicle targets. Click here to read the report.
A Multi-Jurisdictional Comparative Analysis of Sustainability Mandates of Electricity
This 2021 report explores whether sustainability mandates in Canadian and New England jurisdictions offer useful models for Nova Scotia’s electricity regulator, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB). It also analyzes key legislative language and proposes amendments to the Public Utilities Act or Electricity Act or corresponding regulations and explains how those amendments would further the EAC’s goals for electricity reform in Nova Scotia. Click here to read the report and appendix.
Green Jobs Report
This 2019 report, prepared for EAC by Gardner Pinfold Consulting, explores the jobs and economic costs and benefits of specific climate goals that the EAC proposes for 2030. Click here to read the full report or click here to read a summary of the report.
Accelerating the Coal Phase Out: Nova Scotia and the Climate Emergency
This 2019 report was prepared for the EAC by Ralph Torrie. It charts the path for a low-carbon electricity system in Nova Scotia and proposes a scenario that leads to 90 per cent renewable electricity, a complete phase-out of coal power, and significant increases in energy efficiency and electric transportation – all by the year 2030. Click here to read the full report or click here to read a summary of the report.