Energy Policy

Expert Panel Releases Report on Modernization of the NEB

On May 15, 2017, the Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board (NEB) released their report, titled “Forward, Together: Enabling Canada’s Clean, Safe and Secure Energy Future” (the Report). A key recommendation in the Report is the need for a clearly-defined national strategy from the Federal government to align and realize energy, […]

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CAMPUT 2017: Decarbonizing Canada’s Energy Future – Pricing Carbon

On May 8, 2017, the 2017 CAMPUT panel “Decarbonizing Canada’s Energy Future – Pricing Carbon” addressed the federal and provincial patchwork of carbon pricing in Canada and its impact on citizens’ pocketbooks and the economy. Panel moderator Joseph Doucet (Dean, School of Business, University of Alberta) highlighted the key issue in the move toward decarbonization […]

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Modernizing Hearings – Facilitating Public Engagement in Decision Making

On May 9, 2017, a panel titled “Modernizing Hearings – Facilitating Public Engagement in Decision Making” was presented at the 2017 CAMPUT Conference. The question discussed by the panel was how to address changes in public expectations in the face of important issues such as climate change, local impact of energy projects and rights of […]

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Energy Systems in Transition- What Does That Mean for Regulators?

The theme of the 2017 CAMPUT Conference was “Energy and Regulation in Transition: Charting the Course.” An interesting session on May 8, 2017, looked at “Energy Systems in Transition” and was titled “Winds of Change.” Sergio Marchi, the President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association, was the moderator for the panel and began by […]

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Recently-Posted OEB Report Supports Elimination of Distribution Charges for On-Reserve First Nations Customers

As we discussed in an earlier post, one element of the Ontario Government’s Fair Hydro Plan proposes the creation of a First Nations On-Reserve Delivery Credit, which will eliminate the delivery charge for all on-reserve First Nations households. An Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Report to the Minister of Energy about Options for Rate Assistance Programs […]

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