Environmental firm SLR Consulting has won a bid to assist the Nova Scotia Department of Energy (DOE) in its development of the renewable energy industry in Nova Scotia.

SLR, along with its associates at Maxis Energy Solutions, will work with the DOE on a high profile scheme to support Nova Scotia businesses in pursing renewable energy opportunities locally, nationally and worldwide.

Nowhere in the Nova Scotia province is more than 67km from the sea so it is an ideal location for on-shore and off-shore wind power generation and tidal energy projects. The programme will also examine the potential for solar and bio-energy generation.

With over 600 in-house experts and consultants from the across Europe, North America and Australasia – and with two offices in Nova Scotia – SLR has a strong track record in the renewable energy sector as well as being familiar with the area’s potential.

Senior Project Manager Craig Chandler, who works in SLR’s office in Halifax, Nova Scotia said: “We are recognised as being a leading firm in providing expert opinion and consulting services in environmental management, renewable energy, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and climate change.

“Nova Scotia aims to produce 40 per cent of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2020 and we hope that this scheme will alert companies to the opportunities this goal represents.”

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