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...

March 11, 2019

The Ontario Energy Board (the "OEB" or the "Board") has issued a groundbreaking decision on the use of distributed energy resources ("DERs") to enhance distribution reliability in Indigenous and northern/remote communities. 

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, the Board is...

November 29, 2018

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks today released the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan: Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations (the EP). The EP addresses four main areas of action (1) protecting air, lakes, and rivers, (2)...

July 16, 2018

The Government of Ontario today introduced legislation affecting compensation of Hydro One executives and terminating the White Pines Wind Project. 

Bill 2 enacts the:

Hydro One Accountability Act, 2018

  • Requires Hydro One to establish a new compensation framework (the...

June 15, 2018

Premier-designate Doug Ford today announced that his Cabinet's first act will be to repeal Ontario's cap-and-trade program and challenge the federal government's authority to impose a carbon price in Ontario.

Mr. Ford also announced that Ontario would be provi...

December 5, 2017

Saskatchewan announced its plan to address climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the province yesterday. Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy (the Plan) commits the province to build resilience to climate change in Saskatche...

June 29, 2017

The Financial Stability Board (FSB), chaired by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, welcomed the publication of the recommendations for effective disclosure of climate-related financial risks published today by the industry-led Task Force on Climate-related Fina...

May 23, 2017

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Canadian federal government released its long-awaited technical paper and various background documents for a carbon pricing backstop (the "Backstop"). The technical paper and background documents will ultimately result in new Canadian leg...

April 20, 2017

Chair of the Board, Tim O'Neill, today announced the appointment of Peter Gregg as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). 

Gregg joined Ontario’s electricity sector in 2004. Most recently he was President of...

April 11, 2017

The Court of Appeal of the State of California (Third Appellate District) has ruled in favour of the State of California and its cap and trade program and specifically the validity of the sale of emission allowances by way of auction. The ruling finds that allowance au...

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