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…Continue reading the post titled Water’s Next: Prize-winning innovators
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 onlineContinue reading 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…Continue reading 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…Continue reading 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 …Continue reading 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, …Continue reading the post titled Suncor fined $200,000
Brownfields deadline looms
There are just a few days left for landowners who want to extend their right to finish existing cleanups using the “old” (2004) cleanup standards. As of July 1, 2011, stricter (2009) cleanup standards will come into effect under Ontario Reg. 153/04. Landowners can preserve the op…Continue reading the post titled Brownfields deadline looms
Signs of the times
Sign of the times No. 1: Texas Tech University is offering the first U.S. PhD in wind science and engineering. Sign of the times No. 2: Fate of the world video games predict that global warming will send the world to hell in a hand basket in the next century. It’s based on climate models...Continue reading the post titled Signs of the times
SLAPP Panel recommends anti-SLAPP law
The Ministry of the Attorney General has published the report of the Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel. The report is on the Ministry’s web site at: http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/anti_slapp/anti_slapp_final_report_en.pdf. The panel adopted most of the Ontario Bar Association recom…Continue reading the post titled SLAPP Panel recommends anti-SLAPP law
Regulation Decision Notice: Proposed Amendments to O.Reg. 359/09 (Renewable Energy Approvals), which can be found here: http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTEwMDEy&statusId=MTY3NDU3&language=en As a key pillar in supporting the development of…Continue reading the post titled
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