ERT Releases Decision Approving Amherst Island Wind Project

By Pavle Levkovic on September 8, 2016

On August 3, 2016, the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) released its decision in Association for the Protection of Amherst Island v. Ontario (Environment and Climate Change) (the Decision). The Decision relates to the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) granted to Windlectric Inc. for a 74.3 megawatt wind farm (the Project) located primarily on Amherst Island, approximately […]


Ontario and Quebec Commit to Work with Mexico to Advance Carbon Markets

By David Stevens on September 6, 2016

On August 31, 2016, Ontario signed a Joint Declaration with Mexico and Quebec, pledging to work together “in the fight against climate change.” More specifically, the parties agreed to conduct cooperation activities on carbon markets and jointly promote the expansion of carbon market instruments for greenhouse gas emissions reduction in North America. According to the […]


Court of Appeal of Quebec Releases Decision in Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited v. Hydro-Quebec

By Pavle Levkovic on September 2, 2016

On August 1, 2016, the Court of Appeal of Quebec (the Court) released its decision in Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited v. Hydro-Quebec (the Decision). The Decision relates to the terms of a 65-year power purchase agreement signed in 1969 between Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited (CFLCo) and Hydro-Quebec (the Contract). At trial, CFLCo had […]


New Net Metering Regulation to Focus on “Right-Size” Renewable Energy Systems; Ends Limit of 500 kW Max Output

By Zoë Thoms on August 30, 2016

Large electricity customers will no longer be restricted from participating in net metering. The Ministry of Energy recently posted an overview of proposed amendments to the Net Metering Regulation to the Environmental Registry for public comment. As we previously discussed, Ontario has allowed net metering since the Net Metering Regulation came into force in 2006. […]


Another California/Quebec carbon Credit Auction Shows Weak Results

By David Stevens on August 26, 2016

On August 23, 2016, the Quebec and California Governments announced the results of the eighth Cap and Trade System Joint Auction, held earlier this month. The results show that only around 35% of the available greenhouse gas allowances (credits) offered for sale were purchased. Many of the credits that were sold in California were consigned […]


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