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Environment Canada to regulate GHG emissions from coal-fired plants

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 29 2010

On June 23, 2010, Minister Jim Prentice announced that Environment Canada would be moving forward to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coal-fired power plants

Canadian Securities Administrators releases guidance on environmental reporting

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 1 2010

On October 27, 2010, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 51-333, Environmental Reporting Guidance (the Notice) to assist reporting issuers in meeting their existing continuous disclosure requirements under securities laws with respect to environmental matters

U.S. Senate releases climate change bill, and other recent developments

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • October 5 2009

On October 1, 2009, the U.S. Senate released a draft energy and climate change bill known as the Kerry-Boxer bill after its sponsors Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer

Federal government tables 2010 Budget

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 15 2010

Although the federal government's 2010 Budget, tabled on March 4, does not allocate funding for a single major initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the budget contains the following proposals that may play a supplementary role in federal mitigation efforts

Global carbon market grows slightly in 2009

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 29 2010

The value of the global carbon market grew to more than US$143.7 billion in 2009, up from US$135 billion in 2008, despite a 0.6 decline in global GDP, according to a new World Bank report

Quebec adopts new vehicle emissions standard and mitigation target

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 8 2010

On December 29, 2009, the Quebec government published new regulations that will adopt California's vehicle emissions standards

EPA begins regulating stationary-source GHG emissions

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 19 2011

On January 2, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act for major new and modified GHG emitters took effect

Major economies fail to reach climate change agreement

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • August 6 2009

At the July 2009 Group of 8 summit meeting in Italy, the world’s major economies failed to agree on long-term targets to mitigate GHG emissions

Canada publishes climate change plan

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 6 2009

Environment Canada recently published, as required by the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (the Implementation Act), an annual plan highlighting Canada’s compliance with various requirements under the Kyoto Protocol, such as submitting national reports to the UNFCCC

Saskatchewan and Quebec introduce climate change legislation

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 3 2009

On May 11, 2009, the Saskatchewan government introduced Bill 95, an Act designed to help the province reduce GHG emissions and adapt to climate change