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

By David Stevens on December 22, 2016

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

By David Stevens on December 21, 2016

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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EnergyInsider’s #Clawbies2016 Nominations

By Energy Insider on December 20, 2016

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 […]

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OEB Decision Approving Pole Attachment Charge Upheld on Appeal

By Fred D. Cass on December 16, 2016

We have written previously about a decision of the Ontario Energy Board approving a pole attachment charge for Hydro Ottawa Limited. As indicated in an earlier post, the OEB’s decision was the subject of an appeal to the Divisional Court of Ontario. The appeal was heard on September 29, 2016, at which time the Court […]

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British Regulator Launches “Innovation Link” to Advise New Entrants and Startups

By David Stevens on December 14, 2016

In early December 2016, the United Kingdom’s Office of Gas and Electricity Markets announced the launch of its “Innovation Link.” This is described as “a ‘one stop shop’ offering support on energy regulation to businesses looking to introduce innovative or significantly different propositions to the energy sector.” The idea is to provide support to innovators who are new to the regulated energy field, so that they can understand the regulatory implications of their ideas.

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