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Know thy (carbon) self
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • December 31 2010

As the year winds down it might be useful to scan the horizon and do a bit of an overview of what are some of the drivers that are likely to have an impact on Canadian companies' policies with respect to greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions in the near future and why it is increasingly important for Canadian companies to know their GHG emissions footprint and to have a plan in place to begin to reduce that footprint.

Renewable fuels regulations include market mechanism for compliance
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • May 10 2010

On April 10, 2010 the federal government published its proposed Renewable Fuels Regulations ("Regulations") in Part I of the Canada Gazette.

Federal fuel standards to align with US
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • May 22 2009

Environment Minister Jim Prentice has announced the federal government's intention to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from new cars and light-duty trucks under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, starting with the 2011 model year.

US Congressional House Energy and Commerce Committee releases discussion draft of new clean energy legislation
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA
  • April 17 2009

The Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives has been working, under the chairmanship of Henry Waxman (Dem., California) in order to draft legislation that will, among other things, initiate a cap and trade system for the exchange of emission allowances or permits in the United States.

Douglas Clarke
  • Gowling WLG