Climate Change / Renewables

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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Ontario to Establish New Corporation to Support the Climate Change Action Plan

On December 15, 2016, the Ontario Government announced a proposed regulation establishing the Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation. This fulfils a commitment made in the Climate Change Action Plan to create a corporation that will use some of the cap and trade proceeds to increase deployment of low-carbon technologies in households and small and […]

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Ontario’s Energy Minister Directs IESO to Fund New Programs and Amend FIT Procurements

On December 16, 2016, Ontario’s Minster of Energy issued a Directive to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to amend or revoke previous directions. The Directive addresses a number of topics, including amending targets for the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program, enabling funding for certain electricity distributor projects and activities, and reopening negotiations with Non-Utility Generators (NUGs) […]

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Ontario’s Auditor General Comments on OEB Regulation of Natural Gas Sector

In a previous post, we discussed the parts of Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s 2016 Annual Report that look at Ontario’s planned Cap and Trade Program. There are other parts of the Auditor General’s 2016 Annual Report that focus on energy issues. In particular, there are two parts of the 2016 Annual Report that also focus […]

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Ontario’s Auditor General Raises Questions About Cap and Trade

On November 30, 2016, Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk released her 2016 Annual Report, which included a chapter titled Climate Change. The accompanying News Release titled “Ontario’s Cap and Trade Will Not Significantly Lower Emissions Within the Province by 2020: Auditor General” summarizes the concerns raised by the Auditor General about Ontario’s pending Cap and […]

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