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Durban conference ends in uncertainty and Canada withdraws from Kyoto Protocol
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • December 13 2011

From November 28 to December 11, 2011, delegates from 194 countries met in Durban, South Africa, for the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


Proposal to reduce use of HFCs
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, Mexico, USA
  • May 14 2010

In April 2010, representatives of Canada, Mexico and the United States retabled their proposal under the Montreal Protocol for a gradual reduction of global production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemicals commonly used in refrigeration equipment


Senators Kerry and Lieberman release Energy and Climate Bill
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • May 14 2010

On May 12, 2010, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) released a draft of their long-awaited energy and climate change bill, the American Power Act


B.C. moves forward on climate change agenda
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • May 14 2010

On April 6, 2010, Canada’s Environment Minister, Jim Prentice, and B.C.’s Minister of State for Climate Action, John Yap, signed an Agreement in Principle on efforts to deal with climate change


EPA revises greenhouse gas reporting rule
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed amendments to its Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule


Ontario Power Authority to sell environmental attributes
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • February 7 2011

Late last week, after a very limited, informal consultation, the Ontario Minister of Energy directed the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to initiate a pilot program to sell a limited number of the environmental attributes (EAs) it has accumulated under its power purchase agreements with Ontario-based electricity generators


Call for new approach to water-use management in Canada
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 14 2011

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) recently outlined the steps that Canada should take to sustain water use by its agriculture, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, thermal electricity generation and other natural resource sectors


New developments in Ontario
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 2 2009

On May 27, 2009, the Ontario government announced further steps toward its goal of implementing a greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade system by as early as 2012


National low-carbon fuel standard forthcoming
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 8 2010

On April 1, 2010, the federal government announced that it will be moving forward with new regulations that will require all gasoline to contain an average of 5 renewable fuel content by September 2010


Draft GHG reduction regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 8 2010

On March 24, 2010, the Saskatchewan government began consultations on the scope of proposed regulations that would support implementation of Bill 126, the Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Act, which has yet to be brought into force