Category Archives: Energy

An Update on the Northern Gateway Litigation

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: An Update on the Northern Gateway Litigation Cases Commented On: Forest Ethics Advocacy Association v Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc, 2015 FCA 26; Gitxaala Nation v Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc, 2015 FCA 27; Gitxaala Nation v … Continue reading

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Entitlements Protected by a Property Rule vs Entitlements Protected by a Liability Rule; or FPIC vs Regulated Access

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Entitlements Protected by a Property Rule vs Entitlements Protected by a Liability Rule; or FPIC vs Regulated Access Case Commented On: Sproule v Altalink Management Ltd, 2015 ABQB 153 AltaLink is building a transmission line … Continue reading

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The AER and the Values of Efficiency, Flexibility, Transparency and Participation: Best in Class?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The AER and the Values of Efficiency, Flexibility, Transparency and Participation: Best in Class? Matter Commented On: AER Bulletin, 2015-05 and an amendment to the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules creating the concept of a … Continue reading

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Providing an Effective Remedy for the ISO’s Unlawful Line Loss Rule

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Providing an Effective Remedy for the ISO’s Unlawful Line Loss Rule Decision Commented On: AUC Decision 790-D02-2015, Milner Power Inc. and ATCO Power Ltd, Complaints re the ISO Transmission Loss Factor Rule and Loss Factor … Continue reading

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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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