Renewables NB is an online centre that aims to promote energy efficiency and renewable technologies throughout the province of New Brunswick.
This site functions as a central hub to share information about renewable energy and provincial incentives, showcase projects, and promote events. We hope to remove knowledge barriers for those entering the world of renewable energy and inspire New Brunswickers to be as passionate about these technologies as we are.
Why renewable energy?
Extensive long-term fossil fuel use is not a sustainable solution for the ecosystems that support us. Fossil fuels create greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change, which has severe impacts around the world at every level. Electricity produced using fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. In fact, 40% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide come from electricity generation. At Renewables NB, we believe that the generation of clean energy — energy production that doesn’t release greenhouse gasses — is a crucial step that can help ensure the long-term sustainability of our population, economy, and planet.
Where should I start?
Remember that the cleanest energy is the energy you don’t use. Energy efficiency and renewable energy go hand-in-hand. Before installing a renewable energy system, ensure that you have taken proper energy efficiency measures to optimize your energy use.