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Ontario introduces water opportunities bill
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

The Ontario government has introduced Bill 72, the Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act, 2010


Ministries developing new rules for offshore wind projects
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is now considering comments received on its proposed approach to permit offshore wind projects seeking a Renewable Energy Approval (REA) under Ontario's Environmental Protection Act


Supreme Court rules on federal environmental assessment and treaty rights
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

On May 14, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its decision in the case of Quebec (Attorney General) v. Moses, which involved a planned mining project in an area governed by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Local Cree and Inuit communities, the province of Quebec and the federal government entered into this agreement in 1975 to provide a governance framework for economic development, social development and natural resource management in the James Bay region of Quebec


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


REA guidance released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2011

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) recently published new guidance for proponents preparing a REA application


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


Regulations for certain coal-fired electricity generators
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 6 2011

The federal government has proposed the regulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired generators of electricity


National Energy Board proposes regulatory change to Onshore Pipeline Regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 6 2011

On July 29, 2011, the National Energy Board issued Proposed Regulatory Change 2011-01 regarding the Onshore Pipeline Regulations, 1999


Natural Heritage Assessment Guide for Renewable Energy Projects released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 6 2011

On August 5, 2011, the Ministry of Natural Resources released the Natural Heritage Assessment Guide for Renewable Energy Projects under the Environmental Protection Act


Integrated plan for oil sands monitoring released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 6 2011

The federal government recently released an integrated monitoring plan for the Alberta oil sands region