New Alternative Low-Carbon Fuel Approval Process for Energy-Intensive Manufacturing Sector Looking to Reduce GHGs

By Zoë Thoms on June 2, 2015

Energy-intensive manufacturing companies involved in the cement, lime, iron and steel sectors looking to reduce GHG emissions may now take advantage of a new approval process introduced by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). The MOECC recently posted amendments to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) to facilitate the […]


Changes Coming to Electricity Rate Design for Ontario’s Commercial and Industrial Consumers

By David Stevens on May 29, 2015

The OEB has kicked off a consultation process that will likely result in commercial and industrial electricity consumers paying higher fixed charges for distribution service. This follows a similar process that was undertaken for residential consumers, as discussed in a previous post.


Are You the Winner of the iPad Mini 3?

By Energy Insider on May 28, 2015

Thank you to everyone who visited our booth during this year’s CAMPUT Conference, which took place in Calgary, Alberta. Congratulations to Gary Newcombe who is the winner of an iPad mini 3.


Feds Issue Proposed Pollution Prevention Plan Notice for Hydrazine Use in Electricity Generating Facilities

By Zoë Thoms on May 22, 2015

On April 18, 2015, the federal Department of the Environment published a proposed notice under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, requiring persons within the electricity sector to prepare and implement pollution prevention plans in respect of hydrazine released in effluents from electricity generating facilities (excluding non-thermal generation). Hydrazine is often used as a corrosion […]


OEB Initiates Consultation into Regulatory Treatment of Pension Costs

By David Stevens on May 22, 2015

Regulated utilities in Ontario can expect that more attention may be paid to their pension costs in future rate-setting proceedings. The OEB’s May 14, 2015 Notice states that it is convening a consultation to look at how pension and other post-employment benefits (OPEBs) costs are treated for regulatory purposes. The objectives of the consultation are […]


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