Climate Change Action Plan and Ontario’s Energy Utilities: 6 Key Initiatives

By Zoë Thoms on June 10, 2016

The Ontario government has released its Climate Change Action Plan (the Action Plan) outlining the measures it will take over the next five years to reduce GHG emissions and transition the province to a low-carbon economy. The Action Plan includes spending of more than $8 billion to achieve a reduction in GHG emissions of 8.9 […]

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NEB Approves Extension for Mackenzie Gas Project

By David Stevens on June 9, 2016

In a Letter Decision issued on June 2, 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) approved a six-year extension of the “sunset clause” for the conditional approval of the Mackenzie Gas Project. This would give the project proponents until the end of 2022 to begin construction on the project. As noted in the NEB’s Press Release, […]

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Nova Scotia Tidal Power Project Delayed

By Zoë Thoms on June 8, 2016

Cape Sharp Tidal has delayed its tidal power project in the Bay of Fundy to address environmental concerns. As we previously wrote here and here, Cape Sharp Tidal, a joint venture between Ireland-based OpenHydro and Nova Scotia Power affiliate Emera, intends to deploy two 2MW tidal turbines in Minas Passage at the Fundy Ocean Research […]

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OEB to Require That Regulatory Records Be Retained for Six Years

By David Stevens on June 7, 2016

On June 3, 2016, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued a letter prescribing a Mandatory Record Retention Period to be implemented by all regulated entities effective on January 1, 2017. The Policy requires regulatory records to be maintained for a period of at least six years, calculated from the end of the last calendar year […]

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Ontario Legislature Has Passed the Energy Law Statute Amendment Act (Bill 135)

By David Stevens on June 6, 2016

On June 2, 2016, the Ontario Legislature passed the Energy Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015 (also referred to as Bill 135). The new legislation will come into force at a currently unspecified later date. We have previously written about the content and implications of the Energy Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015 (see here, here and […]

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