Congratulations to Peter Kent
We want to send our congratulations, best wishes and some sympathy to the Hon. Peter Kent, Canada’s new Minister of the Environment. We do agree with Jeffrey Simpson: Minister Kent has an extremely difficult job, given his leader’s staunch opposition to effective action on the m…View the post titled Congratulations to Peter Kent
Proposed law to ban organic waste from landfills
Former environment minister Norm Sterling has introduced a private member’s Bill to ban organic waste from landfills. The Bill would amend the Environmental Protection Act. Most private members’ Bills die on the order paper, but some make it through and become law, with the suppo…View the post titled Proposed law to ban organic waste from landfills
Our wind turbine, on film!
As part of Photosensitive, Anne-Marie Jackson made a great short film about the Windshare turbine at the Exhibition, which helped to pave the way for the Green Energy Act and Ontario’s whole renewable energy strategy. It’s only 3 minutes long. Enjoy.View the post titled Our wind turbine, on film!
Water’s Next: Prize-winning innovators
One of last year’s most fun pro bono projects was to help select Canada’s prize-winning water innovators for the launch of Kerry Freek’s new project Water’s Next. It was exciting to read all the nominations, and to be reminded of how much good news goes unnoticed. Co…View the post titled Water’s Next: Prize-winning innovators
Wow, a CLawBie!
We are honoured and delighted to have received one of this year’s Canadian Legal Blog awards (for Best Practitioner Blogs)- a CLawBie! Details at CLawBies and at SLAW, Canada’s all time best legal blog. Since no other environmental blogs made the list, we must be the best! (right…View the post titled Wow, a CLawBie!
Energy plan consultation ends this week
The government’s long-term energy plan, which is proposed to set energy policy until 2030, is open for public input only until January 7, 2011. The overriding issue is whether the public will support higher energy costs now for a greener, more reliable future. You can submit your comments onlineView the post titled Energy plan consultation ends this week
Renewable energy approval regulation amended
Ontario’s renewable energy approval regulation has been significantly amended, effective January 1, 2011. The ministry received 285 comments on the proposed amendments, and made at least 10 changes as a result. According to the ministry, the key changes that occurred due to public cons…View the post titled Renewable energy approval regulation amended
GHG Reporting regulation amended
Ontario has amended its greenhouse gas reporting regulation. The amendments to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting Regulation (O. Reg. 452/09) and Guideline were filed in December 2010. ??The amendments simplify the regulation by: removing limits on the amount of emissions from the…View the post titled GHG Reporting regulation amended
Extra time for Toxic Reduction plans?
The Ministry of the Environment plans to give Ontario industries an extra year to prepare their toxic substance reduction plans and plan summaries, under the Toxics Reduction Act 2009. Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 455/09 have been reposted for further comment; comments are invited until …View the post titled Extra time for Toxic Reduction plans?
Suncor fined $200,000
On December 21, Suncor Energy Inc. pleaded guilty to 2 counts of depositing a deleterious substance into waters frequented by fish, in contravention of s. 36(3) of the Fisheries Act. In the summer of 2008, during construction of a bridge over the the Steepbank River, north of Fort McMurray, …View the post titled Suncor fined $200,000
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