The number of wind and solar projects being built or in operation across Canada is evidence of the dramatic transformation of the energy sector towards less carbon intensive forms. While the transition to renewable energy may seem to have low environmental risks, energy projects are nonetheless required to evaluate their environmental, social and economic merit in a similar way to other infrastructure.
In this series of articles, Hemmera’s experts look at the challenges, opportunities and solutions to environmental approvals for clean and renewable energy projects they’ve been involved in over the last two decades. We’ll cover:
- Understanding environmental risks early in a project and planning for successful operation
- Regional differences in environmental assessments for renewables
- Understanding your environmental assessment commitments and how they impact construction and operation
- Involving the host community in your project
- Solving renewable energy wildlife challenges
- Development of community-based diesel transition projects