Details of Ontario’s Cap and Trade Program Coming Soon, But Plans to Spend the Proceeds Are Already Being Announced

By David Stevens on February 17, 2016

As we have previously discussed (here and here), the Ontario Government plans to implement a cap and trade program as of 2017. No details have been announced, though consultations have been underway with manufacturers and other emitters for some time. There has been speculation in press reports (for example, here ) that some of the […]


OEB Initiates Process to Enhance Grid Cyber-Security

By David Stevens on February 16, 2016

In an earlier post, we wrote about a website that asks whether squirrels and raccoons or cyberattacks are a bigger risk to the electricity grid. Notwithstanding the humorous premise of that website, the reality is that there likely are risks to Ontario’s electricity grid from cyberattacks. Very recently, there have been news articles (here and […]


In Case You Missed It – Corporate Governance for LDCs Webinar

By Energy Insider on February 12, 2016

Aird & Berlis LLP recently hosted a complimentary webinar on Corporate Governance for LDCs: What Senior Managers and Municipal Shareholders Need to Know. The webinar archive and corresponding PDF presentation is now available.


U.S. Supreme Court Temporarily Freezes Implementation of Clean Power Plan

By Zoë Thoms on February 12, 2016

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States took the unprecedented step of halting the implementation of the Clean Power Plan while the plan is reviewed by a lower appeals court. The Clean Power Plan is a key platform of President Obama’s climate change action plan and would establish carbon pollution […]


OEB Launches Generic Proceeding to Consider Cost Recovery Approaches For Natural Gas Expansion

By David Stevens on February 10, 2016

In a letter issued in January 2016, the Ontario Energy Board initiated a generic proceeding to consider possible alternative ratemaking frameworks to all gas distributors (including new entrants) who wish to provide gas distribution service to unserved communities. As seen in a Procedural Order issued on February 10, 2016, the generic proceeding will allow the […]


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