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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 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


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


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


National Energy Board launches Action Plan
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2011

The National Energy Board (NEB) has announced that it will be launching an Action Plan on Safety and Environmental Protection


Governments of Canada and Alberta to implement oil sands monitoring system
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 2 2012

The Canadian government recently announced that, during 2012, it and the Alberta government will increase environmental monitoring (including air, land, water and biodiversity monitoring) in Alberta’s oil sands region


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