Climate Change / Renewables

Cap & Trade: Offset Credits Regulatory Proposal

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) posted the “Offsets Credits Regulatory Proposal” (“Proposal”) on November 16, 2016 on the Environmental Registry for a forty-five day comment period. This Proposal provides a summary of the key administrative requirements associated with the registration, reporting, verification and the ultimate acceptance and issuance of offset credits […]

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Alberta Releases Details of Renewable Electricity Program

On November 3, 2016, the Government of Alberta released the first details of its Renewable Electricity Program (the REP). Under the REP, Alberta intends to procure 5,000 MW of renewable electricity generation capacity through a competitive process administered by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO). The goal of the REP is to put Alberta on […]

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MOECC Proposing Amendments to Cap and Trade Program Regulations

On November 4, 2016, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) released proposed amendments to two key regulations, and two additional documents under Ontario’s Cap and Trade Program (the Amendments). The purpose of the Amendments is to clarify the policy, technical and administrative requirements of Ontario’s Cap and Trade Program (which we covered […]

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Nova Scotia Court Denies Fishermen’s Bid For Injunction to Stop Testing of Tidal Turbines

Last week, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court rejected the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fisherman’s Association’s request for an injunction to prevent the installation of two 2MW tidal turbines in Minas Passage until after the Association’s judicial review application is heard early next year. Approval of Environmental Monitoring Program The judicial review application, launched by the […]

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Ontario to Purchase Hydroelectricity From Quebec to Replace Gas-Fired Generation

On October 21, 2016, Premier Wynne announced that Ontario and Quebec have finalized an agreement for trading electricity, energy capacity and energy storage. This agreement follows the Memorandum of Understanding that the provinces had signed in 2014 to exchange electricity capacity and reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Under the new agreement, Ontario has agreed to […]

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