Top 10 Posts from 2016: The Year in Review

This has certainly been an eventful year in Canada’s energy sector. The many interesting decisions and legal, regulatory and policy developments in diverse areas like climate change, cap and trade, consumer protection and electricity pricing gave us lots to write about. Our Powerful Women series introduced some accomplished energy industry professionals and addressed some interesting […]


EnergyInsider’s #Clawbies2016 Nominations

It’s time to submit nominations for the 11th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards. Last year, our fellow Aird & Berlis LLP blog StartupSource.ca won in the Best Practice Group Blog Award category. This year we are nominating three blogs that we follow for their interesting perspectives on legal developments in Canadian law and the legal […]


A&B’s Energy Group Cycling Day – Wisdom, Wheels and Wine

Attendees at the 5th annual Aird & Berlis Energy Group Cycling Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake enjoyed a brisk cycling tour of Niagara’s vineyards, restorative yoga under a mid-day sun, and a culinary and viticultural experience amongst the vines at Inniskillin Winery. Representatives from all areas of the energy industry had a chance to connect and compare […]


OEB Issues Decision Regarding Real Estate Transactions by Electricity Distributor

A recent decision of the Ontario Energy Board addressed a series of issues arising from the acquisition and renovation of a building for office and storage purposes by Milton Hydro Distribution Inc. In its consideration of the regulatory treatment of the issues arising from Milton Hydro’s real estate transactions, the Board said that the over-arching […]


Does “Low-Impact Energy” Mean High Costs for Nova Scotian Electricity Consumers?

As some consumers find themselves raising concerns around traditional energy production, the Nova Scotian government has created a legislative framework to begin allowing renewable energy providers to offer their product directly to consumers (referred to as the “Renewable to Retail” market). This will require the provincial transmitter (Nova Scotia Power) to offer transmission service to […]


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