Ontario Energy Board (Board) staff today issued a bulletin (the Bulletin) indicating that the ownership and operation of behind-the-meter (BTM) storage assets may be considered a "distribution activity" for the purposes of section 71(1) of the Ontario Energy Board...

On Friday, July 17, 2020, Judge William Shubb (U.S. District Court, California Eastern Division) rejected the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) constitutional challenge of California’s Cap and Trade legislation (the CA CT). The DOJ challenge was based largely on the CA...

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has finalized the Strategic Assessment of Climate Change (SACC), which will guide assessment of climate change impacts of major projects subject to federal review under the Impact Assessment Act (the Act). The SACC, whi...

On July 2, 2020, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released its discussion paper on the federal Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Offset System entitled Carbon Pollution Pricing: Considerations for Protocol Development in the Federal Greenhouse Gas Offset System. The pap...

Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford today announced the appointment of several new members of the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) leadership team and board of directors. The government's previously-announced reform of the OEB's governa...

The federal government's recently announced Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF), part of Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will require borrowers to publish annual climate-related financial disclosure reports in compliance with the recommendatio...

March 6, 2020

On March 4, 2020, the European Commission today took another step in delivering the European Green Deal, presented on 11 December 2019, by publishing the proposed European Climate Law, which, if adopted, will enshrine the EU's commitment to be climate neutral by 2050....

March 6, 2020

Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta, yesterday confirmed that the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) levy will increase $10 per year to $50/tonne in 2020, up from the current $30/tonne, to match federal requirements in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas...

February 25, 2020

On Monday, February 24, 2020, the Alberta Court of Appeal issued its decision in Alberta’s Reference on the constitutionality of the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the Act), with the majority of the Court finding that the Act is unconstitutional in its e...

The Government of Alberta yesterday released the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction Implementation Act, 2019 (Bill 19), which, if passed, will amend and rename the Climate Change and Emissions Management Act. The new legislation will be called the Emissions...

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