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Ontario Power Authority to offer extension to FIT contract suppliers
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • March 1 2011

On February 9, 2011, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) announced that it will offer feed-in tariff (FIT) contract holders an extension of up to one year on their milestone date for commercial operation (milestone COD


Ground source heat pumps exempt from environmental compliance approval
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2012

On June 2, 2012, O. Reg. 9812 was enacted


Canada and Nova Scotia coordinate efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2012

The environment ministers of Canada and Nova Scotia recently announced that their governments are working toward an equivalency agreement on coal-fired electricity generation greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations


Province sets new geothermal drilling rules
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 1 2012

On May 18, 2012, the Ontario government reported that, effective immediately, it would adopt new rules to regulate vertical closed loop drilling for geothermal energy systems


Alberta court finds Syncrude guilty in duck deaths
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • July 20 2010

On June 25, 2010, Syncrude Canada Ltd. was found guilty of two charges stemming from the April 2008 death of approximately 1,600 ducks in its Aurora Settling Basin, a tailings pond serving part of the company’s Fort McMurrayarea oil sands operations


Proposed amendments to mining legislation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 2 2009

On April 30, 2009, Bill 173, An Act to amend the Mining Act, was introduced into the Ontario legislature


Green energy legislation comes into force
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 2 2009

On May 14, 2009, the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 came into force


Proposed regulations to green energy legislation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2009

Ontario has proposed a new regulation and amendments to five existing regulations to establish a new environmental approval process for renewable energy projects under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009, which came into force last month


Ministry of Labour to inspect electrical hazards at mines
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2009

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) recently announced that, in September 2009, it will be conducting an "enforcement blitz" of electrical equipment and practices at underground mines, surface plants and aggregate operations across Ontario


Code of practice for metal mines released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2009

On June 27, 2009, Environment Canada issued an Environmental Code of Practice for Metal Mines (the Code), which describes the operational activities of the metal mining sector and associated environmental risks