Last updated: February 28, 2024

The Engineers Nova Scotia Sustainbility Committee meets on a monthly basis, and consists of members with an interest in issues related to environmental sustainability. The Terms of Reference of the Committee is available  click here. 


Events - Check our Online Event Calendar here for upcoming events. 


Engineers Canada Guidelines

Click on the links below to access Topics and Guidelines managed by Engineers Canada.

    - National Position Statement on Climate Change

    - Climate Change and Engineering 

    - Environmental Engineering

    - Site Remediation for Engineers

    - National Guideline on Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship for Professional Engineers

    - Principles of Climate Adaptation and Mitigation for Engineers



Articles written by members of the Sustainability Committee in our magazine The Engineer are below:

Planning for increasing renewable generation and declining system inertia

Game changing technology: Electric bicycles, Summer/Fall 2023 

- Barriers to Public Electric Vehicle Charging, Winter 2022

- Competitive Renewable Energy Procurement in NS, Spring 2022

- Sustainability: Making it a Priority, Winter 2021

- Beyond Code Design Due to Climate Change, Winter 2020

Socially Responsible Investing, Summer 2019

- Energy vs. Capacity, Winter 2018

- Al Gore and Climate Change Training, Winter 2018

- Sustainability Committee Spotlight, Fall 2018

- The Myths of Methane in Groundwater, Fall 2018

- Effecting Change Through Standards, Spring 2018

- Renewable Power and Clean Energy, Fall & Winter 2017

- Infrastructure Sustainability, Fall 2017

- Low Impact Development, Winter 2016

- Landscaping and Irrigation Using Greywater, Summer 2016

- Sustainable Landscaping, Summer 2016

- Sustainable Groundwater Supplies, Summer 2016

- Sustainable Forestry, Spring 2016 


Articles of Interest and News

The articles and news items below are from external sources and are for information only. They do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of the Sustainability Committee, or Engineers Nova Scotia Council or Staff.

Legislation clears the way for overhaul of N.S. energy system

What Canada can learn from Norway, the EV capital of the world

As extreme cold strains Alberta's electricity grid, Ottawa's green-energy plans face renewed criticism

Alberta emergency power alert underlines challenge of energy transition on Prairies

Rental giant Hertz dumps EVs, including Teslas, for gas cars

Here's how a Canada-wide plastics registry could save you money

GOLDSTEIN: Guilbeault’s plastics ban produces more garbage

N.B., N.S. strike deal with Ottawa on phasing out coal and creating a green energy grid by 2030

Offshore wind industry in Atlantic Canada could make region energy powerhouse: report

Muskrat Falls generating unit must be fully dismantled, says report

Open house planned for proposed Waverley grid-scale battery project

N.S. abandons Atlantic Loop, will increase wind and solar energy projects for green electricity

'Pioneer' Canadian offshore wind farm announced in Halifax

- Halifax Bike Map

Ontario Engineers Warn Ontario Electricity Costs Will Rise Over 220%

- The Annual Progress Report on the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act and Nova Scotia's Climate Change Plan

Nova Scotia Offshore Wind Roadmap

Chignecto Isthmus Climate Change Adaptation Comprehensive Engineering and Feasibility Study - Executive Summary

Chignecto Isthmus Climate Change Adaptation Comprehensive Engineering and Feasibility Study – Final Report

Growing Plants, Power, and Partnerships Through Agrivoltaics

'I feel a little duped': Why Rowan Atkinson says electric cars are not 'the environmental panacea they are claimed to be' and tells friends not to get them

Trudeau is betting $12 billion on a plan to clean up the oilsands that critics say is 'deeply and fundamentally flawed'

What can we expect from clean hydrogen in Canada?

With Volvo Partnership, Coke Canada Bottling to Become First Food and Beverage Manufacturer in Canada to Use Electric Trucks

Agreement signed with Saskatchewan on development of small modular reactors

Oneka to Head $14M OSC Project

Alliance signs Canadian SMR contract

Electrical utility slapped with $10M fine over missed renewable energy goal — but province has part to play in energy transition, too, says expert

New Brunswick-wide recycling of glass, Styrofoam could be imminent

Tidal power developer slams DFO for years of delays, stops application for N.S. project

Funding Available for Clean Energy Projects

Tesla 2022 Impact Report all ties back to Master Plan Part 3

Tony Seba Strikes Again

Canada's ESG Reporting Requirements in 2023 - Key Laws, Rules & Regulations

- CSA Water and Flooding Solutions Factsheet     

- BC Introduces Climate Transparency Legislation 

- Secretive Energy Startup Backed by Bill Gates Achieves Solar Breakthrough Article    

- The Worlds Biggest Solar Power Plants Article

- Renewable Energy Data

- Net-Zero Carbon Dioxide Emmisions by 2020 Article  

- The Three Most Important Graphs in Climate Change Article

 - The Growing Market for Clean Energy Article 

 - Canada's Changing Climate Report

 - Southwest Nova Scotia Bright Spot for Solar Power - Chronicle Herald Article April 13, 2019

- Every BC Vehicle Sold in 2040 Will be Zero Emissions - BC Government Says 

-  California Sets Goal of 100% Renewable Electric Power by 2045 

Do you flush your contact lenses? Here's why you should stop - CNN

- Climate Lns, General Guidance Document

Tesla is accelerating the end of your local power producer

- Worlds First Plastic Free Supermarket Aisle

- The World Doubled its Solar Power Capacity in 2016

- German Institute Successfully Tests Underwater Energy Storage Sphere





If you have an article or event related to environmental sustainability, please email Kris Dove at