Author Archives: Nigel Bankes

About Nigel Bankes

B.A., M.A. (Cantab.), LL.M. (UBC). Professor. Chair of Natural Resources Law. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

Arbitrations Added to the PPA Soup

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Arbitrations Added to the PPA Soup Case Commented On: TransCanada Energy Ltd v Balancing Pool, 2016 ABQB 658 (CanLII) The power purchase arrangements (PPA) dispute in the Province continues to evolve along a number of different … Continue reading

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Finally, a Plan (albeit drip-by-drip) to Phase Out Coal and Keep the Lights On

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Finally, a Plan (albeit drip-by-drip) to Phase Out Coal and Keep the Lights On Documents and press releases commented on: (1) Press Release, Electricity Price Protection, November 22, 2016; (2) AESO, Alberta’s Wholesale Electricity Market Transmission … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Nonsense? Or Perhaps Not

By: Nigel Bankes and Heather Lilles PDF Version: Making Sense of Nonsense? Or Perhaps Not Case Commented On: Eon Energy Ltd v Ferrybank Resources Ltd, 2016 ABQB 585 (CanLII) What happens when two oil and gas companies enter into a joint … Continue reading

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Bill 27: Financial Support for Renewable Electricity

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Bill 27: Financial Support for Renewable Electricity Legislation Commented On: Bill 27, Renewable Electricity Act Report Commented On: AESO, Renewable Electricity Program, Recommendations, dated May 2016, publicly released November 3, 2016 Press Release Commented On: Government … Continue reading

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Oil Sands Emission Limit Legislation: A Real Commitment or Kicking It Down the Road?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Oil Sands Emission Limit Legislation: A Real Commitment or Kicking It Down the Road? Legislation Commented On: Bill 25: The Oil Sands Emission Limit Act Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan has four key planks: Phasing out emissions … Continue reading

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