OEB Requires Electricity Distributor to Take Over Embedded Distributor’s Operations

By David Stevens on April 13, 2017

On April 4, 2017, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued an Order requiring Algoma Power Inc. (Algoma Power) to operate the electricity distribution system owned by Dubreuil Lumber Inc. (DLI) in the Township of Dubreuil (which is north of Wawa, Ontario). The OEB’s Order follows notification from DLI that it would not be able to […]

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Ontario Passes Legislation That May Ban Door-to-Door HVAC Transactions

By David Stevens on April 12, 2017

On April 10, 2017, the Ontario government passed Bill 59, titled Putting Consumers First Act (Consumer Protection Statute Law Amendment), 2017. The version of the legislation that was passed is substantially similar to the initial version, which we wrote about in an earlier post, and in a related article focusing on the implications of Bill […]

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Federal Expert Panel Releases Report on Environmental Assessment Processes

By David Stevens on April 11, 2017

On April 5, 2017, the Expert Panel appointed by Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change released their report on the review of federal environmental assessment processes. The report, titled Building Common Ground: A New Vision for Impact Assessment in Canada, describes the consultation undertaken by the four-person Expert Panel and sets out a large […]

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Ontario Publishes Proposed Technical Changes to Cap and Trade Regulations for Comment

By David Stevens on April 6, 2017

On April 5, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) issued a proposal titled Amendments to Cap and Trade Program Regulation and Quantification, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulation. The proposal sets out plans to update how free allowances are calculated for certain industries, as well as plans to […]

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Ontario Creates Green Bank to Fund Low-Carbon Tech

By Zoë Thoms on April 4, 2017

As promised in the Climate Change Action Plan, Ontario recently announced the creation of the Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation, also known as the Green Bank. The new provincial agency was created by the recently enacted regulation, Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation (O.Reg 46/17). It will “focus on reducing market barriers to deployment […]

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