Simple legal changes with profound effects
One of the simplest legal changes that could have profound effects on urban carbon footprints would be legalization of small personal electric transportation devices, such as Segways and Zenn Cars.View the post titled Simple legal changes with profound effects
How will US GHG reporting rule affect Canada?
If passed in substantially its present form, the US GHG reporting rule will have its largest immediate effects on exports of fossil fuels from Canada to the US. All fossil fuel importers will have to report the total GHGs that will be released when the imported products are burned. (To the p…View the post titled How will US GHG reporting rule affect Canada?
Ontario’s New Program to Recycle Used Tires
This fall, Ontario will begin a tire-recycling program, funded by fees that Ontario Tire Stewardship will collect from tire manufacturers, brand owners and importers.View the post titled Ontario’s New Program to Recycle Used Tires
US moving to mandatory GHG reporting
Canada risks being left behind as the US moves aggressively towards a reduced carbon future, starting with a broad rule on GHG reporting.View the post titled US moving to mandatory GHG reporting
More questions about the Toxics Reduction Bill
Many Ontario employers have serious concerns about Bill 167, the proposed Toxics Reduction Act. Despite several consultation sessions, significant questions remain unanswered. For example, Why does the Bill allow all three levels of government to regulate a single industry’s use or rel…View the post titled More questions about the Toxics Reduction Bill
Building energy audits
One feature of the Green Energy Act will be the compulsory disclosure of energy performance information when buildings are sold. This is already an established practice in Europe, since the 2002 Directive of the European Parliament on the energy performance of buildings. “Efficient, hi…View the post titled Building energy audits
Manitoba flood of the century, again
Due to climate change, spring on the prairies will come faster and warmer, causing a higher percentage of snow melt in a shorter period of time.View the post titled Manitoba flood of the century, again
Official copy of OBA submission
At popular request, oba_bill150_greenenergyact_mar09 is an official copy of the Ontario Bar Association’s submission on the Green Energy Act. We will be speaking to the legislative committee on the submission April 20.View the post titled Official copy of OBA submission
Species at Risk
The Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, has released a special report on Species at Risk. It’s an excellent, thorough and balanced report, with a comprehensive overview of the challenges ahead. He gives the province fair credit for adopting the Species at Risk Act, 2007, but notes the h…View the post titled Species at Risk
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