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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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Round One of the Electricity Competition Playoffs Goes to the Market Surveillance Administrator: MSA 1; TAU 0. TAU Cannot Hijack the MSA’s Own Proceeding

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Round One of the Electricity Competition Playoffs Goes to the Market Surveillance Administrator: MSA 1; TAU 0. TAU Cannot Hijack the MSA’s Own Proceeding Decision commented on:AUC Decision 2014-135, TransAlta Corporation, TransAlta Energy Marketing Corp., … Continue reading

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Federal Court Strikes Down State of Minnesota’s Limits on Coal Power Imports: A Critical Moment for State Regulation of Imported Fuel & Electricity

By: James Coleman Case commented on: State of North Dakota, et al., v. Beverly Heydinger, et al., Case No. 11-cv-3232, (D. Minn., Apr. 18, 2014) PDF version: Federal Court Strikes Down State of Minnesota’s Limits on Coal Power Imports: A Critical Moment … Continue reading

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Summary of Papers and Proceedings from a Workshop on Key Issues in the Design of Carbon Management Policies and Regulations in Alberta, Calgary, January 27 & 28th, 2014

By: Nigel Bankes and Elizabeth Wilman, Workshop Co-Chairs PDF Version: Summary of Papers and Proceedings from a Workshop on Key Issues in the Design of Carbon Management Policies and Regulations in Alberta, Calgary, January 27 & 28th, 2014 Regulation commented … Continue reading

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And Now Some Good News for a Change: The Energy Safety and Security Act

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: And Now Some Good News for a Change: The Energy Safety and Security Act Legislation Commented on:  Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada’s offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, … Continue reading

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