Dalhousie Law Journal


regulation, Atlantic Canada, wind power, tidal power, biomass energy, municipal, alternative energy


This paper reviews the current regulatory regime for alternative energy projects, including wind power tidal power and biomass energy, in the Atlantic provinces. At present the regulatory approaches vary across the provincial jurisdictions, with a more consistent federal regime alsogoverning some aspects of operations, and some involvement of municipal authorities. To varying degrees the four provinces have committed to enhancing the proportion of energy supply derived from these sources. If these goals are to be met, investors and developers are likely to expect a streamlining of the regulatory process across the region in coming years, reflecting a maturing industry