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Posted in: Ontario | Energy Policy | Quebec | Climate Change / Renewables

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Ontario Announces Linkage of Cap & Trade with Quebec and California By Dennis M. O'Leary Sep 25, 2017 A number of provinces and states (including Ontario, Quebec and California) are members or participants in the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), a non-profit corporation which provides administrative and technical services in support of Cap and Trade Programs. Currently, Quebec and California hav...

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Green Bonds: A Developing Market for Clean Infrastructure Financing By David Stevens and Gaurav Gopinath Jul 13, 2017 The global market for green bonds has grown by over 100 per cent annually for the last two years, and is expected to reach US$206 billion this year – an oasis in troubled times for bond markets. On June 13, 2017, Apple Inc. announced that it had raised US$1 billion to finance renewable ener...

Posted in: Practice & Procedure | Facilities | Quebec | Newfoundland

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Supreme Court of Canada Grants Leave to Appeal in Churchill Falls Contract Dispute By David Stevens Apr 24, 2017 On April 20, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) granted leave to appeal to Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited (CFLCo) against Hydro-Quebec in a case challenging the pricing for a 65-year power purchase agreement signed by the parties in 1969. As we described in an earlier post, C...

Posted in: Energy Policy | Ontario | Climate Change / Renewables | Quebec

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Challenge to California's Cap and Trade Program Dismissed By Appeal Court By David Stevens Apr 18, 2017 On April 6, 2017, the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District issued a decision dismissing an appeal of a lower court decision that had upheld the constitutionality of California's Cap and Trade Program. The Court of Appeal's decision means that the Cap and Trade Program will ...

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A Return to Poor Results in the Latest California/Quebec Carbon Credit Auction By David Stevens Mar 02, 2017 On March 1, 2017, the Quebec and California governments announced the results of the tenth Cap and Trade System Joint Auction. The results show that very few of the available greenhouse gas allowances (credits) offered for sale were purchased (around 16.5%). This is a huge decline from the prior ...

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Stronger Results in Recent California/Quebec Carbon Credit Auction By David Stevens Dec 02, 2016 On November 22, 2016, the Quebec and California governments announced the results of the ninth Cap and Trade System Joint Auction. The results show most of the available greenhouse gas allowances (credits) offered for sale were purchased (almost 90%). This is a significant improvement from the mo...

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Ontario to Purchase Hydroelectricity From Quebec to Replace Gas-Fired Generation By David Stevens Oct 27, 2016 On October 21, 2016, Premier Wynne announced that Ontario and Quebec have finalized an agreement for trading electricity, energy capacity and energy storage. This agreement follows the Memorandum of Understanding that the provinces had signed in 2014 to exchange electricity capacity and reduce Gr...

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Court of Appeal of Quebec Releases Decision in Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited v. Hydro-Quebec Sep 02, 2016 On August 1, 2016, the Court of Appeal of Quebec (the Court) released its decision in Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited v. Hydro-Quebec (the Decision). The Decision relates to the terms of a 65-year power purchase agreement signed in 1969 between Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporatio...

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New Schedule Issued for the Energy East Pipeline Project Review Processes By David Stevens Apr 29, 2016 There have been several recent developments in the approval and review process for TransCanada's ... There have been several recent developments in the approval and review process for TransCanada's Energy East pipeline project.Most significantly, on April 26, 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) issued a "preliminary timeline" for the hearing process, which indicates that the NEB's report on th...
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