Mondaq Canada: Energy and Natural Resources
Bennett Jones LLP
Establishing an operator’s gross negligence requires "a degree of intentionality", the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently held in Bernum Petroleum Ltd v Birch Lake Energy Inc.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Today, the Ontario Power Authority posted draft versions of the LRP I RFP, LRP I Contract, and Prescribed Forms for review and comment for the Large Renewable Procurement ("LRP I").
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The latest episode in the ongoing and expanding saga of pipeline opposition in British Columbia is the BC Supreme Court’s decision on November 14, 2014 granting an injunction to Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
On September 30, 2014, the Québec government introduced a bill to the National Assembly for the creation of the Société du Plan Nord.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
A new CSR strategy for the Canadian mining and oil and gas sectors has been released by the Government of Canada, imposing new consequences on companies who refuse to adhere to endorsed CSR best practices and dispute resolution processes.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On October 21, 2014, the Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act was introduced into British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On October 2, 2014, the National Energy Board released a decision (found h​er​e) dismissing two motions that had been filed by a number of landowners, academics, business people and environmentalists (the "Applicants").
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
As set out in AER Bulletin 2014-30, effective October 1, 2014 the Alberta Energy Regulator assumed responsibility for the environmental assessment process under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act for upstream oil, natural gas, oil sands, and coal projects in Alberta.
Clark Wilson LLP
The BC Government introduced the Domestic Long-Term Sales Contracts Regulation under the Clean Energy Act setting rates and terms for liquefied natural gas customers.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Nova Scotia Legislature has resolved to ban "high-volume, hydraulic fracturing" in Nova Scotia.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On November 7, 2014, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and the Minister Responsible for the Northern Plan, Mr. Pierre Arcand, announced the beginning of a consultation process on Québec’s new energy policy set to be released in Fall 2015.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On November 6, 2014, Hydro-Québec Distribution ("HQD") publicly opened the sealed bids received in response to its request for proposals launched on December 18, 2013, for the purchase of 450MW of wind power produced in Québec.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Ontario Power Authority announced list of Qualified Applicants under the first phase of the Large Renewable Procurement.
Aird & Berlis LLP
Ontario’s power sector was restructured around the year 2000, requiring, among other things, municipalities to "corporatize" their distribution assets.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Canadian government has introduced for first reading in the House of Commons the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The federal government recently tabled its newly developed Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act.
Davis LLP
Concern has been expressed in British Columbia that pipelines proposed to carry B.C. natural gas to LNG facilities might someday be converted to carry oil or bitumen to the coast.
Dentons (Canada)
The Government of Québec confirmed its intention to relaunch the Northern Plan by introducing Bill 11, An Act respecting the Société du Plan Nord, on September 30, 2014.
Benson Buffett PLC Inc.
Natural resource projects involving land that is subject to a historical treaty necessitates a slightly different standard of accommodation and consultation.
Clark Wilson LLP
Last week, BC Hydro released updated information with respect to its supply of electricity from independent power producers (IPPs).
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Aird & Berlis LLP
Ontario’s power sector was restructured around the year 2000, requiring, among other things, municipalities to "corporatize" their distribution assets.
Dentons (Canada)
British Columbia is developing a liquefied natural gas industry. A key step in furthering the progress of LNG projects is the introduction of an LNG tax regime.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released mandate letters to her cabinet ministers on September 25, 2014, outlining key priorities for each ministry.
Aird & Berlis LLP
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne recently sent a letter to Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli setting out key priorities for the Ministry of Energy in 2014.
Benson Buffett PLC Inc.
Natural resource projects involving land that is subject to a historical treaty necessitates a slightly different standard of accommodation and consultation.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
BC Environment Minister Mary Polak introduced legislation for the management of greenhouse gas emissions from the province's burgeoning liquefied natural gas industry.
Dentons (Canada)
On October 23, 2014, the Government of Canada tabled an omnibus Bill C-43 introducing or amending dozens of laws.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released mandate letters to her cabinet ministers on September 25, 2014, outlining key priorities for each ministry.
Boughton Law Corporation
The Decision in Tsilhqot'in Nation brings together a number of principles developed over three decades of decision-making in this area of the law.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Alberta Surface Rights Board (the "Board"), recently issued its decision Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. v Baczuk, 2014 ABSRB 566 (the "Decision" found here) in relation to the compensation of landowners affected by the construction of the Montana Alberta Tie Line operated by Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. ("MATL").
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