New Schedule Issued for the Energy East Pipeline Project Review Processes

By David Stevens on April 29, 2016

There have been several recent developments in the approval and review process for TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project. Most significantly, on April 26, 2016, the National Energy Board issued a “preliminary timeline” for the hearing process, which indicates that the NEB’s report on the project will be issued by March 2018.


IESO Stops Accepting Microfit Applications While Version 4.0 is Being Prepared

By David Stevens on April 28, 2016

On April 25, 2016, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) issued a Notice indicating that it will temporarily stop accepting applications to the microFIT program (version 3.3), effective immediately. The stated reason is “to protect the integrity of the microFIT program and consumers.” In that regard, the IESO notes that a number of “irregular and […]


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

By Liam Tracey-Raymont on April 26, 2016

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 […]


Partners in Prevention

By Energy Insider on April 25, 2016

Cynthia Sefton is participating in Partners in Prevention 2016, a two-day health and safety conference and trade show. Cynthia will be sharing her expertise in a session entitled “Does the Punishment Fit the Crime? Where Criminal Law & Health & Safety Intersect.” With over 4,000 health and safety professionals in attendance, Partners in Prevention is […]


Door-to-Door Sales Company Charged Under Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act

By David Stevens on April 21, 2016

On April 15, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services announced that Ontario Energy Group and its Director have been charged with over 100 offences under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA). Ontario Energy Group supplies (sells or leases) water heaters and HVAC equipment through door-to-door sales. The charges relate to false and misleading […]


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