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 21, 2019

Rep. Paul D. Tonko, Chair of the United States House Energy Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change today published A Framework for Climate Action in the US Congress (the Framework).

The Framework outlines the nine following common principles for national climate...

March 11, 2019

The Ontario Energy Board (the "Board") today announced that it has adopted new performance standards for processing rate applications. The new standards take effect April 1, 2019 and seek to better reflect the time the Board requires to process an application. The new...

October 23, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced the next steps in the federal government's implementation of the federal carbon pricing system (the Backstop).

The Backstop, under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act adopted on June 21, 2018, has two components:

  1. ...

September 26, 2018

The Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines announced today that the following two regulatory amendments made to Ontario’s net metering framework have been revoked: 

  1. Ontario Regulation 273/18, a regulation amending Ontario’s net metering regulatio...

August 29, 2018

Saskatchewan Announces Output-based Performance Standards

The Government of Saskatchewan today announced that it has developed new output-based performance standards (OBPS) that will apply to more than 40 Saskatchewan industrial facilities, as part of the province's mad...

August 21, 2018

California-Quebec Carbon Auction Unaffected by Ontario Withdrawal

New auction results show that the California-Quebec linked carbon market does not appear to be significantly impacted by Ontario's withdrawal. The California Air Resources Board and Quebec's Ministère du...

August 1, 2018

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released a technical backgrounder on July 27, 2018, providing an update on the federal government's forthcoming output-based pricing system (OBPS). The OBPS is one aspect of the federal carbon pricing system (the Backstop),...

July 31, 2018

The Government of Manitoba has released details of its forthcoming output-based pricing system (OBPS) in a discussion paper published yesterday titled "Draft Regulatory Framework for a Made-in-Manitoba Output-based Pricing System." The discussion paper follows Manitoba...

July 25, 2018

The Government of Ontario today introduced Bill 4, Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018. The legislation, if passed, will repeal the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016 and end the province’s cap and trade program.  

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