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
Toxic Substances draft regulations released
The proposed regulation will require many Ontario manufacturers to prepare and publish certified toxic substance reduction plans, but will not mandate that the plans be implemented.Continue reading the post titled Toxic Substances draft regulations released
Climate change victims can sue coal-fired plants
Those who burn coal create emissions known to have adverse effects (climate change) on others. These are the very sorts of harm that tort law is designed to control.Continue reading the post titled Climate change victims can sue coal-fired plants
Greenhouse Gas law second reading
Bill 185, the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) 2009, received second reading debate September 14 and 15th. This fairly uncontroversial statute will give the province power to adopt regulations to implement a greenhouse gas emission trading system. The…Continue reading the post titled Greenhouse Gas law second reading