Climate Change / Renewables

Ontario Gas Utilities to Include Cap and Trade Costs in Their Delivery Rates

On July 28, 2016, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) released a decision providing some details about how Ontario’s gas utilities are to implement billing and provide customer information when the Cap and Trade program comes into effect on January 1, 2017. The key determination in the OEB’s decision is that the cap and trade costs will be passed on to gas utility customers as part of their overall delivery charges, not as a separate line item.


Geothermal HVAC Heats Up in the Wake of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan

Geothermal energy is starting to heat up in Ontario. Once considered too costly for domestic household use, recent policy moves by the province have demonstrated political – and financial – support for an expansion of geothermal HVAC technologies in the coming decades.


Ontario Government to Consult on Post-2020 Cap and Trade Program Design

Very recently, Minister Murray sent a letter to interested stakeholders indicating that consultations will start soon to “inform post-2020 cap and trade program design.” This follows closely on the heels of the unveiling of the Ontario Government’s Climate Change Action Plan (discussed here) which outlines the measures it will take in the years up to […]


OEB Will Not Regulate Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

On July 7, 2016, the Ontario Energy Board staff (OEB staff) issued a Staff Bulletin indicating that electric vehicle (EV) charging services are not subject to OEB regulation. According to OEB staff, EV charging services (including charging stations) should be treated as competitive products and services for which no OEB licence is required. OEB staff […]


Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and (Near) Net Zero Homes

The government of Ontario recently revealed its five-year Climate Change Action Plan (“CCAP”). Under the recently enacted Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Economy Act, 2016 (the “Climate Change Act”), the Ontario government is required to prepare a climate change action plan that details actions designed to modify behavior to enable Ontario to achieve its […]


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