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Comment period open for federal offset system guidance

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

The federal government has released long-awaited draft guidance on a proposed Canadian offset system for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

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

New developments in the United States

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2009

On March 31, 2009, U.S. House Representatives Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released their discussion draft, “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” (ACES

Ontario issues second annual climate change progress report

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 8 2009

On December 2, 2009, Ontario released its 20082009 Annual Report on the province’s Climate Change Action Plan

Ontario amends GHG reporting regulations; first reporting deadline approaches

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 19 2011

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) recently amended O. Reg. 45209 (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting) to simplify the province’s reporting requirements and align them with those proposed for the WCI

National Round Table responds to federal climate change report

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 11 2009

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) recently released its response to the federal government’s 2009 Climate Change Plan, as required by the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act

Comment period open for Ontario cap-and-trade proposal

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

On May 27, 2009, the Ontario government introduced Bill 185, the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading), 2009, which would expand the government’s regulation-making authority to implement a cap-and-trade system

EPA indicates no regulation of stationary source GHG emissions until 2011

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2010

The U.S. EPA has decided that it will not be regulating GHG emissions from stationary sources, such as industrial facilities, until at least January 1, 2011

Senators Kerry and Lieberman release Energy and Climate Bill

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 14 2010

On May 12, 2010, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) released a draft of their long-awaited energy and climate change bill, the American Power Act

Ontario and Quebec maintain support of cap-and-trade

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

At a recent joint meeting of the Ontario and Quebec cabinets, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced Ontario's ongoing plans, along with Quebec and British Columbia, to implement a cap-and-trade system for GHGs