Category Archives: Energy

How much discretion does a regulator have to limit the recovery of a utility’s legal costs?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: How much discretion does a regulator have to limit the recovery of a utility’s legal costs? Case Commented On: ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd v Alberta (Utilities Commission), 2014 ABCA 397 In this case the … Continue reading

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A Revised Aboriginal Consultation Direction issued to the Alberta Energy Regulator

By: Giorilyn Bruno and Nigel Bankes PDF Version: A Revised Aboriginal Consultation Direction issued to the Alberta Energy Regulator Direction and Decision Commented On: Energy Ministerial Order 105/2014 /  Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Ministerial Order 53/2014; Prosper Petroleum Ltd., … Continue reading

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Alberta Utilities Commission Approves the Proposed Sale of AltaLink’s Transmission Assets to the Berkshire Hathaway Group

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Alberta Utilities Commission Approves the Proposed Sale of AltaLink’s Transmission Assets to the Berkshire Hathaway Group Decision Commented On: AUC Decision 2014-326, AltaLink Investment Management Ltd. and SNC Lavalin Transmission Ltd et al, November 28, … Continue reading

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Judicial Supervision of the National Energy Board (NEB): The Federal Court of Appeal Defers to the NEB on Key Decisions

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Judicial Supervision of the National Energy Board (NEB): The Federal Court of Appeal Defers to the NEB on Key Decisions Cases Commented On: Forest Ethics Advocacy Association and Donna Sinclair v National Energy Board, 2014 … Continue reading

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Canada and Nova Scotia Finalize Equivalency Agreement on the Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Electricity Sector

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Canada and Nova Scotia Finalize Equivalency Agreement on the Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Electricity Sector Documents commented on:  Agreement on the Equivalency of Federal and Nova Scotia Regulations for the Control of … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Narrows Greenhouse Gas Rules: What It Means for the U.S. Climate Agenda

By: James Coleman PDF Version:U.S. Supreme Court Narrows Greenhouse Gas Rules: What It Means for the U.S. Climate Agenda Case commented on:Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USSC No. 12–1146 (June 23, 2014) On Monday, the U.S. … Continue reading

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Crossed Wires: The AESO-Milner Transmission Loss Saga

By: Sean Bullen PDF Version: Crossed Wires: The AESO-Milner Transmission Loss Saga Decision commented on: AUC Decision 2014-110, Application for Review of AUC Decision 2012-104: Complaint by Milner Power Inc. regarding the ISO Transmission Loss Factor Rule and Loss Factor … Continue reading

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Greenpeace v Canada: Symbolic Blow to the Nuclear Industry, Game-changer for Everyone Else?

By: Martin Olszynski  PDF Version: Greenpeace v Canada: Symbolic Blow to the Nuclear Industry, Game-changer for Everyone Else? Case commented on: Greenpeace Canada v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 FC 463 (CanLII) In this lengthy (431 paragraphs) decision, the Federal Court … Continue reading

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EPA’s New Power Sector Climate Rules: A Brewing Political and Legal Storm

By: James Coleman PDF Version: EPA’s New Power Sector Climate Rules: A Brewing Political and Legal Storm Proposal commented on:United States Environmental Protection Agency proposal for cutting power plant greenhouse gas emissions. On June 2, the United States Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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Directly and Adversely Affected: The Actual Practice of the Alberta Energy Regulator

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Directly and Adversely Affected: The Actual Practice of the Alberta Energy Regulator Decisions commented on:(1) AER Letter decision to Beaver Lake Cree First Nation re CNRL’s Kirby Expansion Project; (2) AER Letter decision to Cold … Continue reading

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