Climate Change / Renewables

NRCan Developing Stringent Energy Efficiency Standards For Appliances and Equipment

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 of appliances and equipment. This is the first step in a consultation process that will result in updates to the Energy Efficiency Regulations made under the Energy Efficiency […]

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A Return to Poor Results in the Latest California/Quebec Carbon Credit Auction

On March 1, 2017, the Quebec and California governments announced the results of the tenth Cap and Trade System Joint Auction. The results show that very few of the available greenhouse gas allowances (credits) offered for sale were purchased (around 16.5%). This is a huge decline from the prior auction where around 90% of available […]

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New Report Highlights Key Role Ontario LDCs Can Take In Advancing Distributed Energy Resources

The Ontario Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) recently released a Report titled The Power to Connect: Advancing Customer-Driven Electricity Solutions for Ontario. The Report highlights how distributed energy resources (DERs) can support a more resilient and cost-effective electricity system. In both the Report (which was prepared by Navigant Consulting) and the related Overview (prepared by the […]

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Ontario’s First Cap and Trade Auction Set for March 22, 2017

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has released an Auction Notice for the Ontario Cap and Trade Program Auction of Greenhouse Gas Allowances to be held on March 22, 2017. This is the first public auction to be held. It follows a “practice auction” that was held earlier in January 2017 to […]

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Ontario Seeks Input on Renewable Fuel Standard

In the Climate Change Action Plan, the Ontario government committed to implement a renewable fuel standard that would reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) from gasoline by 5% by 2020. As we explained in an earlier post, this is in addition to existing requirements for ethanol in gasoline and the Greener Diesel regulation. On January 11, 2017, […]

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