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Private member’s bill in Canada calls for disclosure of payments to foreign governments
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • March 1 2013

On February 26, 2013, a private member's bill was introduced into the Canadian House of Commons that proposes new disclosure requirements regarding


“Buying green” will grow
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 31 2009

On November 3, 2009, power generator TransAlta Corporation announced the completion of its C$1.6 billion acquisition of Canadian Hydro Developers, which develops renewable energy projects and has an existing operating portfolio of wind, hydro and biomass facilities located across Canada


California and the Western Climate Initiative takes the spotlight
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 30 2010

Regional cap-and-trade initiatives have returned to the spotlight after U.S. Senate leaders indefinitely postponed efforts to pass a comprehensive federal climate change bill


Ontario to consolidate ozone-depleting substance regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

On September 10, 2010, the MOE proposed consolidating Ontario's five regulations governing the use, release and disposal of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) into one new regulation under the Environmental Protection Act


Environment Canada publishes renewable fuel content requirements
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

Environment Canada recently published new Renewable Fuels Regulations, which will require producers and importers to ensure that all gasoline that they produce in or import into Canada has an average annual volume of renewable fuel content of at least 5


Ontario proposes amendments to GHG reporting regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

On September 10, 2010, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) posted for comment amendments to O. Reg. 45209 (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting) that would simplify the province’s reporting requirements and align them with those adopted by the WCI


Canada, US and Mexico support new regulation of HFCs
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, Mexico, USA
  • October 5 2009

The United States, Canada and Mexico have proposed using the Montreal Protocol an international treaty that limits the use of the ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons to also limit emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent GHGs


Canadian and US officials continue Clean Energy Dialogue
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 5 2009

On September 16, 2009, Environment Minister Jim Prentice and his American counterpart, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, presented their first Report to Leaders on the Canada-U.S. Clean Energy Dialogue


Canada requires GHG reporting for 2010
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2010

On August 14, 2010, the federal government published a notice requiring all persons who operate a facility that annually emits 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent or more to report their 2010 emissions to Environment Canada no later than June 1, 2011


Saskatchewan to release draft offset plan
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2010

The government of Saskatchewan is continuing to develop its proposed GHG cap-and-trade system, and expects to release draft offset program methodologies in September