Regulatory

Alberta Utilities Commission Amends Rules of Practice to Promote Efficiency

Courtesy of Osler. View original article.  On May 3, 2021, the Alberta Utilities Commission (the AUC or Commission) approved [PDF] amendments to AUC Rule 001: Rules of Practice [PDF] (Rules of Practice), which will apply to proceedings registered on or after May 17, 2021. The amendments to the Rules of Practice are intended to give effect to a number of the recommendations… [Read More…] about Alberta Utilities Commission Amends Rules of Practice to Promote Efficiency

Alberta Energy Regulator’s New Directive 067

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. In July 2020, the Alberta government issued its new Liability Management Framework (the Framework), aimed at reducing the province’s inventory of orphan and inactive well sites. In December 2020, the Alberta Energy Regulator (the AER) announced steps to implement the Framework through changes to the Oil and Gas Conservation… [Read More…] about Alberta Energy Regulator’s New Directive 067

Federal Government Announces Certain Tax Incentives for Clean Energy and Zero-Emission Technology

Courtesy of McCarthy Tetrault. View original article here. On April 19, 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled in the House of Commons the Liberal Government’s first federal budget in more than two years, A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience (“Budget 2021”).  Budget 2021 proposes to: make changes to the eligibility criteria… [Read More…] about Federal Government Announces Certain Tax Incentives for Clean Energy and Zero-Emission Technology

Alberta Utilities Commission Provides Needed Clarity on Electric Facility Applications

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. On March 5, 2021, the Alberta Utilities Commission (the AUC or the Commission) announced significant changes to Rule 007: Applications for Power Plants, Substations, Transmission Lines, Industrial System Designations and Hydro Developments (Rule 007). The Commission has now issued the revised Rule 007, effective September 1, 2021, following an extensive Commission-led consultation… [Read More…] about Alberta Utilities Commission Provides Needed Clarity on Electric Facility Applications

Top 20 of 2020 – Transactions and Trends

Courtesy of BLG. View original article here. Part 4 Without question, the top story over the last year has been the COVID-19 pandemic and its tremendous ongoing effects felt across Canada and the world. This time has had a significant impact on Canada’s energy industry and many of the changes and developments that took place… [Read More…] about Top 20 of 2020 – Transactions and Trends

Top 20 of 2020 – Legislative Developments

Courtesy of BLG. View original article here. Part 3 Without question, the top story over the last year has been the COVID-19 pandemic and its tremendous ongoing effects felt across Canada and the world. This time has had a significant impact on Canada’s energy industry and many of the changes and developments that took place… [Read More…] about Top 20 of 2020 – Legislative Developments

Top 20 of 2020 – Regulatory Decisions

Courtesy of BLG. View original article here. Part 2 Without question, the top story over the last year has been the COVID-19 pandemic and its tremendous ongoing effects felt across Canada and the world. This time has had a significant impact on Canada’s energy industry and many of the changes and developments that took place… [Read More…] about Top 20 of 2020 – Regulatory Decisions

Top 20 of 2020 – Judicial decisions

Courtesy of BLG. View original article here. Part 1 Without question, the top story over the last year has been the COVID-19 pandemic and its tremendous ongoing effects felt across Canada and the world. This time has had a significant impact on Canada’s energy industry and many of the changes and developments that took place… [Read More…] about Top 20 of 2020 – Judicial decisions

Geothermal Energy Development

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. Geothermal energy is an important component of Canada’s transition to a low-carbon energy future. It offers numerous advantages as a renewable energy source, including an ability to provide constant, predictable baseload power year-round, with little fluctuation of power output. Additionally, geothermal power facilities typically possess a small land… [Read More…] about Geothermal Energy Development

Environmental Obligations and the Role of the Trustee in Bankruptcy

Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. On January 25, 2021, the Alberta Court of Appeal (the ABCA) released its reasons in PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. v Perpetual Energy Inc., 2021 ABCA 16 (Perpetual Energy). While the issue before the ABCA was of a preliminary nature — namely whether the claims of the trustee in bankruptcy (the Trustee) should… [Read More…] about Environmental Obligations and the Role of the Trustee in Bankruptcy