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NEB to Restart Energy East Hearing Process

On January 27, 2017, the National Energy Board (NEB) announced that the new Hearing Panel appointed to review TransCanada’s Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects has voided all decisions from the previous panel. This means that the hearing process will have to be restarted, with all prior decisions having no ongoing effect (including the combining […]

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NEB Moves Closer to Resuming its Review of the Energy East Proposal

On January 10, 2017, the National Energy Board (NEB) announced the appointment of the three new panel members who will consider TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project. The hearing panel will be composed of presiding member Don Ferguson, along with Carole Malo and Marc Paquin. The NEB’s announcement follows the abrupt suspension of the Energy East […]

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Federal Government Announces Plan to Phase Out Coal by 2030

On November 21, 2016, the Government of Canada announced that it plans to phase out coal-powered electricity and accelerate the move to new sources of clean energy by 2030 (the Announcement). The goal of the Announcement is to have Canada producing 90 percent of its electricity from all clean sources (including nuclear) by the 2030 […]

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Minister Carr Appoints the NEB Modernization Expert Panel

On November 8, 2016, Natural Resources Minister Carr announced the members of the Expert Panel that will provide recommendations on modernizing the National Energy Board (NEB). The members of the NEB Modernization Expert Panel are David Besner, Wendy Grant-John, Brenda Kenny, Hélène Lauzon (co-chair) and Gary Merasty (co-chair). The panel members’ areas of expertise include […]

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Ontario Government Plans Changes to OEB Act, Including New Disconnection Rules

Recently, the Ontario Government introduced the second reading of Bill 27, which is titled Burden Reduction Act, 2016 (Bill 27). This is “omnibus legislation” that proposes changes to a large number of statutes with the objective “to reduce the regulatory burden on business and achieve a cost savings for government.” Among other things, Bill 27 […]

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