Category Archives: BC

Canada Makes Headway on National Energy Strategy

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Canadian premiers have agreed to the development of a National Energy Strategy.[1]  This came at the end of last week’s three-day Council of the Federal Premiers Conference.  A set of guiding principles for the strategy – endorsed by every province – was released following the 55th annual Conference, hosted by P.E.I.’s Robert Ghiz in Charlottetown this year.[2]  The strategic outline ... Read More »

An Update On Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reduction in Canada

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By Meghan Babin, Zizzo Allan Climate Law Summer Intern According to a recent study published in the journal Nature, Earth may be on the brink of an ecological tipping point, due in large part to the destruction of natural ecosystems, climate change and population growth.[1] Released just weeks shy of the United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, ... Read More »

WCI Releases Draft Offset Protocol Review Process

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The Western Climate Initiative (WCI), the North American organization of provinces and states trying to create a sub-national cap and trade system, just released its draft offset protocol review process, laying out how it will handle proposed offset protocols. This will be relevant when people want to get offset protocols (the rules for creating particular types of carbon credits that ... Read More »

Join Zizzo Allan for a CBSR Webinar

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Our friends at Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) have invited us to join them in giving a webinar for members and others interested in climate change in Canada on Tuesday December 14, 2010 from 2:00pm-3:00pm (EST). Laura and Travis will be discussing climate risks and opportunities for businesses and giving their analysis of the recent guidance on environmental disclosure ... Read More »

BC Clean Energy Act – BC’s Clean Energy Objectives

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The dust has settled and the BC Clean Energy Act (the CEA)  became law on June 3, 2010. If the CEA is effectively implemented, BC is poised to give Ontario a run for its renewable energy money as the premier destination for renewable energy investment in Canada. The CEA is designed to change BC from a passive hydroelectric energy consumer ... Read More »

BC Clean Energy Act Introduced

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On April 28, 2010 the BC Government introduced its new Clean Energy Act. Backgrounders and info can be found here and here . The new act focuses on “…expediting clean energy investments, protecting B.C. ratepayers, ensuring competitive rates, encouraging conservation, strengthening environmental protection and aggressively promoting regional job creation and First Nations’ involvement in clean electricity development opportunities” (quoting the ... 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 »