GHG reporting in Ontario
Ontario has released its draft regulations expanding greenhouse gas emission reporting in Ontario. Parallelling the GHG emisson reporting regulation recently adopted in the US, this regulation will gather the data necessary to support the promised cap and trade program.Continue reading the post titled GHG reporting in Ontario
Real climate leadership
Canada’s inaction on climate change was underscored again by Monday’s stunning announcement from Barack Obama’s White House. Demonstrating a commitment to lead by example, President Obama signed an Executive Order (attached) that sets sustainability goals for Federal agenci…Continue reading the post titled Real climate leadership
More details on climate change civil suit
For a more detailed analysis of using nuisance to successfully sue major emitters of greenhouse gases, Connecticut v. American Electric, see my article in this week’s Lawyers Weekly.Continue reading the post titled More details on climate change civil suit
Ecojustice puts teeth in SARA
The [applicants] bring this Application only in the face of overwhelming evidence that the Canadian government is attempting to avoid its obligation to implement the SARA so as to protect Canada’s at-risk species.Continue reading the post titled Ecojustice puts teeth in SARA
Is Loblaws Green?
Loblaws has a surprisingly large footprint: 1% of all Canadian waste and 1,000,000 tonnes of CO2e a year.Continue reading the post titled Is Loblaws Green?
New US regulations on climate change
Canada will soon have to require GHG reporting from companies emitting more than 25,000 tonnes. This could be a surprise to the many companies below our current reporting threshold of 100,000 tonnesContinue reading the post titled New US regulations on climate change
Berendsen still under appeal
In response to several queries: no, the Court of Appeal for Ontario has still not released its decision in the groundbreaking Berendsen appeal. Is the court finding the case particularly difficult? Or is it just caught in their backlog? We suspect some of each.Continue reading the post titled Berendsen still under appeal
Want to watch climate change happening?
Now that even Exxon Mobil is calling for a carbon tax, why don't we have one?Continue reading the post titled Want to watch climate change happening?
The Green Energy Act REA regulations
The actual regulations establishing renewable energy approvals apply to Anaerobic digestion facilities; Solar facilities; Thermal treatment facilities, and Wind facilities.Continue reading the post titled The Green Energy Act REA regulations
Green Energy Act regulations in force
Renewable energy projects are now exempt from a wide range of municipal and provincial approvals, and can be sited in a more-or-less one window approach through the Ministry of the Environment.Continue reading the post titled Green Energy Act regulations in force