Category Archives: Energy

The Regulation of the Construction and Operation of Electric Distribution Systems in Alberta

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Regulation of the Construction and Operation of Electric Distribution Systems in Alberta Decision Commented On: AUC Decision 20799-D01-2016, Finlay Group, Complaint Regarding FortisAlberta Inc, Distribution Line Rebuild Project, February 3, 2016 This decision of … Continue reading

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BC Court Confirms That a Municipality Has No Authority With Respect to the Routing of an Interprovincial Pipeline

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: BC Court Confirms That a Municipality Has No Authority With Respect to the Routing of an Interprovincial Pipeline Case Commented On: Burnaby (City) v Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC, 2015 BCSC 2140 The Trans Mountain Expansion … Continue reading

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Alberta’s New Climate Plan: Can Alberta Be a Model for Texas?

By: James Coleman PDF Version: Alberta’s New Climate Plan: Can Alberta Be a Model for Texas? Mater Commented On: Alberta’s Climate Leadership Report  On Monday, Premier Rachel Notley announced Alberta’s new climate plan, which is supported by a detailed report from a panel of … Continue reading

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The Regulatory Treatment of Stranded Assets in Alberta

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Regulatory Treatment of Stranded Assets in Alberta Case Commented On: Fortis Alberta Inc v Alberta (Utilities Commission), 2015 ABCA 295 The Court of Appeal has now handed down its unanimous decision on the appeal … Continue reading

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Methodological Pluralism: Canadian Utility Law Does Not Prescribe any Particular Prudent Expenditure or Prudent Investment Test that a Regulator Must Apply

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Methodological Pluralism: Canadian Utility Law Does Not Prescribe any Particular Prudent Expenditure or Prudent Investment Test that a Regulator Must Apply Case Commented On: Ontario (Energy Board) v Ontario Power Generation Inc., 2015 SCC 44, … Continue reading

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The Alberta Energy Regulator Announces that It will Publish a Broader Range of Decisions

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Alberta Energy Regulator Announces that It will Publish a Broader Range of Decisions Matter Commented On: AER Bulletin 2015-28, Posting of Participation and Procedural Decisions, September 23, 2015 Over the past few years, ABlawg … Continue reading

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The Governor in Council Occasions Change and Delay in the National Energy Board’s Review of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project: The Curious Case of PC 2015-1137

By: Kirk Lambrecht, Q.C. PDF Version: The Governor in Council Occasions Change and Delay in the National Energy Board’s Review of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project: The Curious Case of PC 2015-1137 Matter Commented On: Order in Council PC … Continue reading

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The SGER Amendments and the New Treatment of Cogeneration

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The SGER Amendments and the New Treatment of Cogeneration Regulation Commented On: Specified Gas Emitters Amendment Regulation, Alta Reg 104/2015 In a previous post I reported on the Minister’s speech announcing a two-step procedure for … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: EPA Should Have Considered Cost When Deciding Whether Mercury Limits for Power Plants Were Appropriate

By: James Coleman PDF Version: Supreme Court: EPA Should Have Considered Cost When Deciding Whether Mercury Limits for Power Plants Were Appropriate Case Commented On: United States Supreme Court, Michigan v United States Environmental Protection Agency (June 29, 2015) On … Continue reading

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Province of Alberta Announces a Two-Step Process for Developing a New Climate Change Policy

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Province of Alberta Announces a Two-Step Process for Developing a New Climate Change Policy Matter Commented On: Minister Shannon Phillips’ Press Conference on Alberta’s climate change strategy, June 25, 2015 A central element of Alberta’s … Continue reading

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