Climate Change / Renewables

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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OEB Posts 2015 Conservation and Demand Management Results

On December 29, 2016, the Ontario Energy Board posted the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) 2015 Annual Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Results Report (the Report). The Report outlines the 2015 CDM program results, including all electricity savings as a result of the various CDM programs delivered in 2015, participation levels and spending figures. The […]

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New Website Shows Cap and Trade Costs For Ontario Consumers

Ontario’s Cap and Trade program commenced on January 1, 2017. As we have discussed in earlier posts (here and here), the Ontario Energy Board previously determined that Cap and Trade costs will not be presented as a separate line item on natural gas bills. Instead, the Cap and Trade costs will be included as part […]

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