Mondaq Canada: Energy and Natural Resources
McInnes Cooper
On March 7, 2017, the emission measurement and reporting sections of the N.L. Management of Greenhouse Gas Act, and the Management of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations made under it, took effect.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Every decade the government of Ontario freezes or cuts electricity prices because the costs of an ambitious energy policy prove to be politically unacceptable.
Dentons
•February 13, 2017 – Alberta celebrated the 70th anniversary of the discovery of oil at Leduc #1, which is considered by many to be the start of the modern oil and gas industry in the province.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The province has seen two consecutive years of recessions as a result of the low price of oil.
Torys LLP
Canadian oil and gas companies are being squeezed by the double pressure of commodity prices and pressure to reduce emissions.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The rapidly evolving legal landscape for Aboriginal consultation and involvement in mining and other resource development projects in Canada is likely to see a number of significant changes in 2017.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On March 9, 2017, the Ministry of Energy (the "Ministry") posted proposed changes to the Ontario Electricity Support Program (the "OESP") and associated O.Reg. 314/15.
Aird & Berlis LLP
A recent study prepared by the Brattle Group and others for Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) estimates that Ontario could realize net benefits of $2.2 billion to $5.2 billion...
Aird & Berlis LLP
This would be achieved through the IESO's proposed Market Renewal Project.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Alberta recently announced that for the 2018 compliance year under the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) it will limit the use of carbon credits to 30% of a regulated entity's compliance obligations.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On February 8, 2017, the Alberta Court of Appeal released its leave to appeal decision in R v Precision Diversified Oilfield Services Corp, 2017 ABCA 47.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Two recently released Superior Court decisions offer distinct treatments of the same question and impact the longstanding jurisprudence on exculpatory waivers: Can s. 7(1) of the Consumer Protection Act 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 30, Sched.
Aird & Berlis LLP
On March 4, 2017, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) issued a Notice to initiate the development of new or more stringent energy efficiency standards for 17 product categories...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In early January 2017, Halifax-based energy and services provider, Emera Inc., initiated a solicitation process to procure clean energy for bundling with transmission capacity on its proposed Atlantic Link transmission project.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
During the last quarter the AER announced a number of regulatory changes which may be of interest to our readers.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Disputes can become very complicated when two energy companies enter into a joint operating agreement and then proceed to operate in accordance with a completely different set of rules.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Ontario government's March 2, 2017 announcement of its "Fair Hydro Plan" marks a historic shift in direction in an electricity sector that has witnessed many transformational events...
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
A common carrier is a pipeline that must accept all products offered to it for transportation provided that it has excess capacity.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
2017 marks a new era for the Canadian oil and gas industry with the Liberal Party at the Federal level and the New Democratic Party in Alberta seeking to establish clean energy policies...
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On March 2, 2017, the Government of Ontario released highlights of its "Fair Hydro Plan" (the Plan), significantly reducing the price of electricity for many groups in Ontario and expanding opportunities...
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In these remote regions, reliable and cost-effective energy supply is a challenge for communities and industry, and serves as a barrier to economic development.
Siskinds LLP
A month and a half after Minister Carr appointed three new panel members to the National Energy Board, the Energy East pipeline review will be starting over from the beginning.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
2016 was a busy year from some of the energy regulators. The National Energy Board was moving two pipeline projects forward with approvals of the Trans Mountain expansion and Enbridge's Line 3, both with Federal Government approvals following in December 2016.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The energy resource development applications before the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) in issue were three projects proposed by Canadian Natural Resources Limited on its existing oil sands leases...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
This argument was rejected by the ABCA, which held that Section 43 did apply to bar Ms. Ernst' claim for Charter damages.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Alberta Government ushered in sweeping legislative changes that spanned from broadly-based carbon levies to a specific cap on oil sands emissions. In 2016, no industry was affected more than power generation.
Cassels Brock
On January 23, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld the approval of the Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C) in Prophet River First Nation v Canada (Attorney General).
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Two recent decisions of Canadian courts have reiterated the critical requirement of clear language in contracts creating royalties where parties intend such royalties to be "interest in land,"...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Last Tuesday, Ontario's Liberal government moved to strike a lawsuit challenging the further privatization of Hydro One.
Cassels Brock
On January 24, 2017, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) released an update to its "Guidelines for determining the tax treatment of certain exploration expenses" that were previously issued in 2007.
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