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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


Global carbon market grows slightly in 2009
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 29 2010

The value of the global carbon market grew to more than US$143.7 billion in 2009, up from US$135 billion in 2008, despite a 0.6 decline in global GDP, according to a new World Bank report


Alberta offset market grows in 2009
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 29 2010

Firms covered under Alberta’s intensity-based cap-and-trade system purchased 3.8 million tonnes of emissions offsets in 2009, up from 2.75 million tonnes in 2008


Ontario and Quebec maintain support of cap-and-trade
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 29 2010

At a recent joint meeting of the Ontario and Quebec cabinets, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced Ontario's ongoing plans, along with Quebec and British Columbia, to implement a cap-and-trade system for GHGs


Environment Canada to regulate GHG emissions from coal-fired plants
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 29 2010

On June 23, 2010, Minister Jim Prentice announced that Environment Canada would be moving forward to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coal-fired power plants


Senate introduces energy bill without cap-and-trade provisions; rejects proposal to restrict EPA regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2010

U.S. Senate Republicans have introduced a bill, the Practical Energy and Climate Plan, that would reduce U.S. GHG emissions through a variety of energy-efficiency initiatives, renewable fuel standards and loan guarantees for nuclear power plants, among other things


Environment Canada releases sustainability report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 29 2010

Environment Canada recently released a federal sustainable development strategy titled Planning for a Sustainable Future, which focuses on climate change and air quality, among other areas


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


New limits on vehicle GHG emissions
  • Torys LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2010

On April 1, 2010, the U.S. federal government issued final rules for regulating the fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of passenger cars, medium-duty passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks