Category Archives: Energy

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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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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Attorney General Argues That Backdoor Amendment to PPAs was Unlawful

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Attorney General Argues That Backdoor Amendment to PPAs was Unlawful Matter Commented On: Originating Application for Declaratory Relief and Judicial Review, filed by the Attorney General, July 25, 2016 The origins of the Power Purchase Arrangements (PPAs) … Continue reading

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