The clothesline debate 2
We’ve had a wonderful response to our article about clotheslines and Ontario’s failure to use its Energy Conservation Leadership Act to wipe out clothesline restrictions in subdivision covenants and condo bylaws. (See July 12). We’ve been interviewed by CP and CTV, as well as reporters from …View the post titled The clothesline debate 2
Changes in Energy from Waste Approvals
This year’s changes to the approval process for energy from waste facilities has caused a commotion in Hamilton. In April 2004 the Government of Ontario announced its intent to acquire 2500 MW of privately funded renewable energy generation capacity. One of the responders, Liberty Energy, ha…View the post titled Changes in Energy from Waste Approvals
Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers?
Dianne has just received the following email: The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers 2007 (3rd Edition) “Following 6 months of research with clients and peers, I am pleased to inform you that you are one of 370 lawyers selected for inclusion in The International Who’s…View the post titled Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers?
Clotheslines- the right to dryHe
Clothes dryers are the third largest energy consuming appliance in the average home, after refrigerators and stoves. What could be a simpler way to conserve energy than hanging your clothes outside?Unfortunately, using the sun and the wind to dry clothes is illegal in many subdivisions, due …View the post titled Clotheslines- the right to dryHe
Popular Culture and Climate Change
You know social change is happening when popular culture is well ahead of the politicians. This weekend, we had examples at all scales. Millions worldwide watched Live Earth, many taking pledges to reform their energy consumption. In Toronto, one of the hits of the Fringe Festival is The Inc…View the post titled Popular Culture and Climate Change
The Ontario Clean Water Act and its regulations were proclaimed in force yesterday- see EBR listing: http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTAwMTI4&statusId=MTUwNzMy Meanwhile, a recent Alberta case illustrates the explosive intersection between abor…View the post titled
What’s new? Federal laws, in the last year
We’re starting to prepare this year’s edition of the Canadian Environmental Law consolidation, which we publish every year with Canada Law Book. This is a valuable desk reference – we use it regularly! Despite all the press, there have been few actual changes in the last year in …View the post titled What’s new? Federal laws, in the last year
NTREE adds economic facts to the fire
The federal government’s Clean Air Agenda has received another blow with the release of the Interim Report of the National Round Table on Environment and Economy. This eminent multi-stakeholder group, one member of which has just been nominated for a Nobel Prize, was asked for R…View the post titled NTREE adds economic facts to the fire
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has announced substantial new regulations and related guidance documents, as they continue to build towards the October 10 election. The long-awaited Environmental Penalties Regulations will, as expected, come into force August 1, 2007. These are the fir…View the post titled Acts
Making money from climate change
One of the fascinating things about last week’s EECO conference was that no one was there to debate the terrifying science of climate change. Everyone at the leading edge has moved on to economics: who will make money from climate change, and how? Public and institutional interest in the iss…View the post titled Making money from climate change
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