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The Hydrogen Strategy for Canada

Canada - January 4 2021 On December 16, 2020, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, announced the Hydrogen Strategy for Canada (the…

OEB Decision Addresses Slow Uptake of COVID-19 Energy Assistance Funding

Canada - October 1 2020 The Ontario government's COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program has made $9 million in funding available to residential consumers who are struggling to…

Ontario’s Carbon Emissions Standards to Replace the Federal Regime for Large Emitters in the Province

Canada - September 25 2020 On September 21, 2020, the Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) announced that the federal government has accepted…

OEB Upholds Decision Eliminating Hydro One’s Seasonal Rates

Canada - September 23 2020 The Ontario Energy Board has dismissed a motion to review and vary its 2015 decision that Hydro One Networks Inc. eliminate its seasonal customer…

Changes Coming for Ontario Electricity Consumers

Canada - September 9 2020 Electricity consumers in Ontario may see a couple of changes in their electricity bills in the coming months. First, as we have already discussed, as…

OEB Proposes Updated Rules for Consumers Switching Away From TOU Pricing

Canada - August 31 2020 As discussed previously, the Government of Ontario has announced that Regulated Price Plan (RPP) consumers will be able to opt out of time-of-use…

Monsanto V. Schmeiser 20 Years Later: The Answer Wasn’t Blowin’ in the Wind

Canada, USA - August 5 2020 Intellectual property lawyers have the most interesting bookshelves in their offices; we tend to keep souvenirs of the various cases we work on. Over…

BCUC Approves FortisBC Energy’s Clean Growth Innovation Fund

Canada - June 29 2020 On June 22, 2020, FortisBC Energy Inc.’s application for a $24.5 million ratepayer funded Clean Growth Innovation Fund was…

OEB Consulting on Time-of-Use Opt-Out Mechanism

Canada - June 26 2020 The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines recently announced that consumers on the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) who…

Climate Change Litigation - Dutch Supreme Court Delivers Historic Climate Change Decision in the Urgenda Case

Canada, Netherlands - February 27 2020 The Supreme Court of Netherlands (SCN) recently delivered a landmark decision in the Urgenda climate change case against the Dutch government…