"The purpose of this paper is to highlight background information on the opportunities and challenges associated with Aboriginal participation in major resource development. The focus is on major resource projects in energy (oil, gas and hydro) and mining sectors in Canada.
"This paper makes the case that broad-based taxation by First Nations governments would enhance their governance practices. The study relies on comparative government and public finance literatures as well as interviews with First Nations that have already imposed some form of taxation. It examines both the advantages of taxation and the ‘curse’ of revenue that does not arise from broad-base taxation - such as oil or natural resource wealth."
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"This case study uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine Inuit and First Nations perspectives and initiatives to foster sustainable entrepreneurship and economic development related to the forthcoming Mackenzie Gas Pipeline in Canada's Northwest Territories. The 1,220-kilometer pipeline will connect the Mackenzie Delta to the Alberta Oil Sands and North American markets. These findings will be of interest to business, government and Indigenous leaders involved in resource development.
All of these energy-using products must meet federal energy efficiency standards in order to be imported into Canada or manufactured in Canada and shipped from one province to another. The Regulations continue to apply to these products if they are incorporated into a larger unit or machine, even when that unit or machine is an unregulated product.
Wind energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source in Canada with an average annual growth rate of 60 percent since 1998 with installed capacity increasing from 26 megawatts (MW) in 1998 to 3,432 MW by summer of 2010: 950 MW of that was installed in 2009. Canada is expected to experience significant growth in the upcoming years.
Community-owned renewable energy facilities create local jobs and revenue with less environmental impacts than conventional energy options. A community that owns a renewable energy facility keeps most of the profit, controls the facility's operation and contributes to a healthier environment. This fact sheet on community-owned renewable energy projects describes the benefits of these projects and outlines steps for starting a project.
The Canadian Wind Energy Atlas is a tool that allows individuals to identify preliminary wind energy prospects of particular sites across the country by viewing approximate seasonal wind speeds at various heights. This instrument allows interested wind project developers to identify opportunities in their communities for different sized turbines.
Each year, Hydro supports educational and academic achievements by providing scholarships to students at Memorial University, College of the North Atlantic, and to children of Nalcor Energy and Hydro employees and retirees who achieve high academic standings.
Hydro makes annual educational contributions to Memorial University’s Schools of Business and Engineering and the College of the North Atlantic. All scholarships are awarded by the respective educational institutions. In 2009, Hydro will invest $19,000 for the following external scholarships: