Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott and Canadian Energy Law. View original article here. Almost a year after Alberta Premier Notley first announced her Climate Leadership Plan in bold but extraordinarily broad strokes, the details of how she hopes to achieve a target of 30% renewables on Alberta’s grid by 2030 are finally taking shape. Coincident with the first… [Read More…] about Alberta’s Ambitious Renewable Electricity Program: The Long-Awaited and Eagerly-Anticipated Details Unveiled
Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott and Canadian Energy Law. View original article here. The Alberta Utilities Commission (“Commission”) approved the EDF EN Canada Inc. (“EDF”) 77.5 megawatt Vulcan Solar Project on October 25, 2016 in Decision 21897-D01-2016. This is only the second utility-scale solar generation project to be approved by the Commission and is one of about… [Read More…] about Live Long and Prosper: Vulcan Solar Project Receives Quick Approval from Alberta Utilities Commission
Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. On September 19, 2016, the Saskatchewan Minister of the Environment refused [PDF] environmental approval for the Chaplin Energy Project (Project). The proposed Project is a 177 megawatt (MW) wind facility that is located near the Rural Municipality of Chaplin, 200 kilometres west of Regina. This was the first Environmental Impact… [Read More…] about Saskatchewan Refuses Approval After First Wind Energy Project Environmental Impact Assessment
Courtesy of Blakes. View original article here. On September 14, 2016, the Alberta government provided an update regarding its Renewable Electricity Program. In particular, the government confirmed a firm target of 30 per cent electricity from renewable sources by 2030 (30 by 30) and announced that it will support the development of 5,000 megawatts (MWs)… [Read More…] about Alberta’s “30 by 30” Renewable Energy Target: Will Wind Energy Projects Now Be Permitted on Public Lands?
Courtesy of BD&P. View original article here. After much speculation and waiting, on November 3, 2016 the Government of Alberta (GoA) released plans on how it intends to achieve key aspects of its ambitious Climate Leadership Plan (CLP), including endorsing the recommendations put forward by1the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) for a provincial Renewable Electricity… [Read More…] about Green Shoots – Release of the Government of Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program
Courtesy of Borden, Ladner and Gervais. View original article here. On March 3, 2016, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) released a questionnaire seeking input into the design of Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program (REP). The AESO received 138 responses to that questionnaire, and last week it updated the market on what it heard from developers,… [Read More…] about AESO Updates Stakeholders on Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program
Courtesy of Osler. View original article here. Climate change presents environmental, political, social and economic challenges worldwide. As the pressure mounts for global leaders to take action to meet the commitments they made at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015, Canada’s provincial governments are adopting policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)… [Read More…] about Renewable Energy and Climate Change: Canada’s New Frontier