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Ontario Court Of Appeal Rules That Federal Carbon Pricing Act Is Constitutional
The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that federal carbon pricing is constitutional
Canada
10 Jul 2019
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Ontario Government Files Arguments In Federal Carbon Pricing Challenge
The Ontario government recently filed a factum setting out its argument against the federal government's carbon pricing legislation as unconstitutional.
Canada
10 Dec 2018
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Federal Government Announces Carbon Tax Systems For Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba And Saskatchewan
Under the federal carbon tax, proceeds collected will be returned to people in these provinces.
Canada
12 Nov 2018
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Ontario Repeals Green Energy Act, 2009
The Ontario Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines recently introduced legislation to repeal the Green Energy Act, 2009 and its regulations.
Canada
15 Oct 2018
5
NEB Reports Discuss GHG Emissions By Economic Sector, Including Residential Electricity Consumption
In two recent "Market Snapshot" reports, the National Energy Board (NEB) provided information about the main sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada during 2015.
Canada
28 Jun 2017
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Does Midwest Properties Ltd. v. Thordarson Mean An Expansion In Environmental Liability?
The Supreme Court of Canada recently denied leave to appeal the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Midwest Properties Ltd. v. Thordarson.
Canada
19 Jul 2016
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Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan And (Near) Net Zero Homes
NZ homes are sometimes defined synonymously with "net zero homes" or "net zero energy homes."
Canada
13 Jul 2016
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NEB Initiates Novel Hearing Process For Energy East Pipeline Project
On June 16, 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) announced that the project application for TransCanada's Energy East pipeline project is complete, and provided some preliminary details about the hearing process.
Canada
24 Jun 2016
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The Role Of Renewable Fuels To Increase In Ontario
The Ontario Climate Change Action Plan (discussed here) confirms that the Province will implement requirements for renewable content in natural gas and transportation fuels. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Canada
20 Jun 2016
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Recent California/Quebec Carbon Credits Auction Attracts Little Interest Ė Is This A Concern For Ontario?
Recently, the Quebec and California governments announced the results of the May 2016 Cap and Trade System Joint Auction.
Canada
13 Jun 2016
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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge To Requirement That Diesel Fuel Contain Some Renewable Fuel
On May 30, 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision that had confirmed the constitutional and administrative law validity of a statutory requirement that diesel fuel contain at least 2% renewable fuel.
Canada
8 Jun 2016
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Fallout Continues Over Termination Of Alberta Power Purchase Arrangements With Coal-Fired Generators
Earlier this spring, TransCanada Corp. announced that it would cancel its power purchase arrangements ("PPAs") with certain coal-fired plants in Alberta.
Canada
18 May 2016
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Feds Release Proposed Methodology For Estimating Upstream GHG Emissions In Federal Environmental Assessments
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released its proposed methodology for estimating upstream GHG emissions associated with major oil and gas projects undergoing federal environmental assessments.
Canada
13 Apr 2016
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2016 Federal Budget: Highlights For The Energy Sector
The Liberal government tabled its first budget on March 22, 2016. While primarily focused on strengthening the middle class, the Budget contains a number of initiatives directed at the energy sector.
Canada
4 Apr 2016
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OEB To Consult On Regulatory Framework For Natural Gas Distributors' Cap And Trade Compliance Plans
The OEB notes that natural gas distributors' cap and trade compliance obligations will include activities such as GHG abatement and purchasing emissions credits.
Canada
29 Mar 2016
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Canada & U.S. Announce Cooperation To Reduce Methane Emissions From Oil And Gas Sector And Enhance Clean Energy Development
One of the first announcements out of the Prime Minister Trudeau's U.S. state visit was a joint statement from the PM and President Obama on climate, energy and arctic leadership.
Canada
16 Mar 2016
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Ontario's Cap And Trade Program Unveiled
On February 24, 2016, the Ontario government introduced the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016 which sets out a framework for Ontario's cap and trade program and enshrines emission reduction targets for the province.
Canada
11 Mar 2016
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Ontario Issues Draft Reporting Requirements For Energy And Water Consumption As Bill 135 (Long Term Energy Planning Amendments) Nears Approval
In an earlier post, we reported on the Ontario Government's Bill 135, which is titled the Energy Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015.
Canada
10 Mar 2016
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U.S. Supreme Court Temporarily Freezes Implementation Of Clean Power Plan
On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States took the unprecedented step of halting the implementation of the Clean Power Plan while the plan is reviewed by a lower appeals court.
Canada
18 Feb 2016
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Federal Government Initiates Changes To Environmental Review Process For Major Projects
The previous Federal Government made significant alterations to the federal environmental assessment process with the enactment of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA, 2012).
Canada
8 Feb 2016
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