Posts by Zoe Thoms:

CAMPUT 2017: Decarbonizing Canada’s Energy Future – Pricing Carbon

On May 8, 2017, the 2017 CAMPUT panel “Decarbonizing Canada’s Energy Future – Pricing Carbon” addressed the federal and provincial patchwork of carbon pricing in Canada and its impact on citizens’ pocketbooks and the economy. Panel moderator Joseph Doucet (Dean, School of Business, University of Alberta) highlighted the key issue in the move toward decarbonization […]

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Ontario Creates Green Bank to Fund Low-Carbon Tech

As promised in the Climate Change Action Plan, Ontario recently announced the creation of the Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation, also known as the Green Bank. The new provincial agency was created by the recently enacted regulation, Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation (O.Reg 46/17). It will “focus on reducing market barriers to deployment […]

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Powerful Women: Margaret Nelligan

Our latest Powerful Women profile features Aird & Berlis’s own Margaret Nelligan, a partner in the firm’s Corporate Finance Group, as well as a member of the Energy Group. Margaret has extensive experience on corporate and not-for-profit boards, and currently serves on the board of Horizon Utilities Corporation. Her full bio can be found here. The following is an edited and condensed version of our interview.

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Alberta Announces a Consumer Electricity Price Ceiling and Major Changes to Electricity Market

The government of Alberta has had a busy month with several significant announcements relating to electricity in the province. At the beginning of November, the government released details of its Renewable Electricity Program (see our previous post). In the last week, the government has made two more announcements of significant changes to Alberta’s electricity market […]

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Powerful Women: Cynthia Chaplin

This week, our Powerful Women series profiles Cynthia Chaplin, Director on the IESO board, independent consultant and Associate at Elenchus. Cynthia shares her unique perspective on the challenges facing Ontario’s energy sector having worked as an energy economist, consultant and regulator in Canada and the United Kingdom. She also shares practical advice for women starting their careers in the sector, including what has become our new mantra – be tough and be kind.

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