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Federal Government Initiates Changes to Environmental Review Process for Major Project
  • Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Canada
  • February 3 2016

On January 27, 2016, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister of Natural Resources released their interim plans that are the


Increased Clarity or More Uncertainty? Federal Government Takes First Steps to Review Environmental Assessment Process and Introduces Interim Pipeline Assessment Rules
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 28 2016

On January 27, 2016, the Federal Government announced five principles that will guide its discretionary decision making powers on major natural


Looking Ahead at Energy Industry Trends Across Several Provinces
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • January 11 2016

As we begin this new year, we note that several provinces have recently announced and updated their energy plans, which signal important trends in


Pipe Dreams Deferred: A look back on how major Canadian pipeline projects fared in 2015 and outlook for the future
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • January 8 2016

2015 was not been a banner year for major inter-provincial or international pipeline projects in Canada. Apart from Enbridge finally being granted


Legal trends: renewable energy
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • December 31 2015

A recent Clean Energy Canada study concluded that investment in renewable energy in Canada increased at a dramatic rate of 88 per cent from 2013 to


Alberta's new climate change strategy: what does it mean for renewable power project development in the Province?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 26 2015

As BLG advised in our November 23rd Bulletin All Change Alberta Overhauls Climate Policy, Ushers In Sweeping New Requirements, the Alberta


Big changes coming to Alberta’s electricity market - the winners and losers?
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 26 2015

As expected, the Alberta Government moved this week to phase out coal-fired power generation and replace it with lower-carbon natural gas and


All change Alberta overhauls climate policy, ushers in sweeping new requirements
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 23 2015

On November 22, 2015, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a far-reaching and comprehensive new strategy on climate change. It not only responds


Alberta's power play: potential changes should bring new renewable power project opportunities
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 17 2015

The Alberta Government is expected to announce policy changes in the next two weeks that should encourage new renewable power projects in the


Province signs memorandum of understanding with BC Hydro and Clean Energy BC
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 26 2015

On October 21, 2015, the government of British Columbia announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (the "MOU") with BC Hydro and the