Ontario’s First Cap and Trade Auction Set for March 22, 2017

By David Stevens on January 25, 2017

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has released an Auction Notice for the Ontario Cap and Trade Program Auction of Greenhouse Gas Allowances to be held on March 22, 2017. This is the first public auction to be held. It follows a “practice auction” that was held earlier in January 2017 to […]


BCUC Determines That it Has No Jurisdiction to Approve Low-Income Rates

By David Stevens on January 24, 2017

On January 20, 2017, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) released its decision in a BC Hydro Rate Design Application (the Decision). The Decision addresses a number of issues related to how BC Hydro sets its rates, and will be applicable to the updated BC Hydro revenue requirement being determined in a separate proceeding. Among […]


Details About NEB Modernization Expert Panel Consultations Released

By David Stevens on January 18, 2017

On January 16, 2017, Natural Resources Minister Carr announced details about the upcoming cross-Canada consultations to be undertaken by the Expert Panel tasked with providing recommendations on modernizing the National Energy Board (NEB). This is the next step to implement the Terms of Reference established for this process. As we previously explained, the stated goal […]


Ontario Seeks Input on Renewable Fuel Standard

By David Stevens on January 17, 2017

In the Climate Change Action Plan, the Ontario government committed to implement a renewable fuel standard that would reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) from gasoline by 5% by 2020. As we explained in an earlier post, this is in addition to existing requirements for ethanol in gasoline and the Greener Diesel regulation. On January 11, 2017, […]


Supreme Court of Canada Rejects Claim Against Alberta Energy Regulator

By Fred D. Cass on January 16, 2017

In a decision released on January 13, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal from an order striking out a claim made against the Alberta Energy Regulator. This was a split decision of the Supreme Court, in that Cromwell J. delivered reasons for dismissing the appeal on behalf of himself and three other […]


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