Monthly Archives: March 2010

Going Green: Preparing Your SME For the Carbon Constrained Economy

Originally printed in the Spring 2010 Issue of Enterprise Magazine. Reproduced with Permission. By Laura Zizzo By now, owners and managers of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) have likely been exposed to the issue of climate change. The overwhelming majority of scientists around the world agree that human-induced climate change is a serious concern and efforts are needed to reduce ... Read More »

The Supreme Court of Canada Dismisses FOE’s Leave to Appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada will not consider whether the Federal Government has failed to meet it statutory obligations related to the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act, 2007 (KIPA). This disappointing decision for the applicant, Friends of the Earth, was released on March 25, 2010; Justices LeBel, Deschamps and Cromwell dismissed the leave to appeal application with costs. The dismissal means ... Read More »

Hydro One Update: Capacity Constraints with Distribution System

Guest Blog By Robert Wakulat In a conference call and webinar on March 24th, Hydro One addressed the capacity issues it currently faces in connecting distributed energy generation projects to the electricity grid.  The session was titled Capacity Challenges with the Distribution System and the full presentation including Q&A is available here: Hydro One is the largest transmission and distribution ... Read More »

Disclosure of Climate Risks: SEC and OSC Guidance

Canadian Oil Sands and other large-scale emitting industries will be under new scrutiny now that the Securities and Exchange Commission (the body responsible for regulatory public companies in the United States) and the Ontario Securities Commission (the Ontario securities regulator) have determined that climate risks can be material to investment decisions and should be disclosed. SEC released Climate Change Disclosure ... Read More »

BC still vying for gold (with a new Clean Energy Act)

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The Vancouver Sun reports today that discussion is heating up around the proposed BC Clean Energy Act. In the Speech form the Throne on February 9, 2010, the BC government promised to move forward with the creation of a Clean Energy Act to “generate new wealth and new jobs in our communities while we lower greenhouse gas emissions within and ... Read More »