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Government of Alberta launches and seeks input on Community Generation Program for renewable electricity

Courtesy of Osler. View the original article here. On November 22, 2018, the Government of Alberta announced that it is investing $200 million of Climate Leadership Plan funds to launch a new Community Generation Program (Program).[1]  The Program will support Alberta in reaching its target of 30% renewable electricity by 2030 and will provide dedicated funding… [Read More…] about Government of Alberta launches and seeks input on Community Generation Program for renewable electricity

First Solar-Specific Power Procurement Announced in Alberta

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. On October 2, 2018, the Alberta government, through the Minister of Infrastructure (Alberta Infrastructure) released a request for proposals for the first solar-specific renewable power procurement in Alberta (the Solar RFP). Solar RFP procurement process in comparison to the REP Processes Unlike the procurements by the Alberta Electric… [Read More…] about First Solar-Specific Power Procurement Announced in Alberta

Supreme Court Creates Uncertainty in Finding No Duty to Consult During the Law-Making Process

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. The Supreme Court of Canada in Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council) definitively answered, by a 7-2 majority, that the duty to consult does not apply to the development, passage and enactment of legislation — an issue previously left open by the Supreme Court. However, by… [Read More…] about Supreme Court Creates Uncertainty in Finding No Duty to Consult During the Law-Making Process

Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Legislation Across Canada

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. Canada is establishing a unique, two-tiered approach to climate change regulation. At the federal level, there is a proposed national carbon pricing policy which sets a minimum price on greenhouse gas emissions throughout Canada. This is supplemented by several provincial initiatives, which have established various mechanisms to tax,… [Read More…] about Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Legislation Across Canada

Alberta Electric System Operator launches Rounds 2 and 3 of Renewable Electricity Program

Courtesty of Osler. View original article here. On March 29, 2018, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) launched Rounds 2 and 3 of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP). The REP is intended to incentivize the development of renewable energy projects in Alberta through a series of competitive processes aimed at adding 5,000 megawatts (MW) of… [Read More…] about Alberta Electric System Operator launches Rounds 2 and 3 of Renewable Electricity Program

First of Its Kind – Ontario NDP Tables Civil Liability for Climate Change Bill

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. On March 26, 2018, Ontario NDP MPP Peter Tabuns introduced Bill 21: “an Act respecting civil liability for climate-related harms,” which seeks to:  (i) impose civil liability on companies engaged in fossil fuel production; and (ii) “enhance legal tools” to ensure that such companies “contribute their fair share… [Read More…] about First of Its Kind – Ontario NDP Tables Civil Liability for Climate Change Bill

Joint Operations & Insolvent Operators: Change of Operatorship During a Receivership

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. On February 21, 2018, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench released its decision in Firenze Energy Ltd. v. Scollard Energy Ltd., 2018 ABQB 126 (Scollard)[1].  This case considered the effect of an operator’s formal insolvency proceedings (and the stay that typically arises in such proceedings) on the non-operating working… [Read More…] about Joint Operations & Insolvent Operators: Change of Operatorship During a Receivership

Alberta’s first Renewable Electricity Program competition brings record-low wind power prices

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. On December 13, 2017, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) announced the results of the first round of the Alberta Renewable Electricity Program (REP) competition. The REP is intended to encourage the development of 5,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity generation capacity to the Alberta grid to meet… [Read More…] about Alberta’s first Renewable Electricity Program competition brings record-low wind power prices

Market Watchdog Provides “No Guidance” on Controversial Offer Behaviour Amid Power Market Changes

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. For electricity market participants, the practice of intentionally pricing power generation out of the market to drive price spikes is one of particular interest. This practice – commonly referred to as “economic withholding” – is regarded as illegal in some jurisdictions, but has been accepted as permissible behaviour… [Read More…] about Market Watchdog Provides “No Guidance” on Controversial Offer Behaviour Amid Power Market Changes