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OEB Provides Guidance on ICI Eligibility for 2021-2022 By David Stevens May 04, 2021 A recent Ontario Energy Board Staff Bulletin indicates that even though existing Industrial Conse... A recent Ontario Energy Board Staff Bulletin indicates that even though existing Industrial Conservation Initiative participants in 2021-2022 will see their Global Adjustment charges determined based on 2019-2020 peak hour consumption, their eligibility to participate in the ICI will be based on ...
Supreme Court of Canada Rules Federal Carbon Pricing is Constitutional By Emily Chittick Mar 25, 2021 On March 25, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its decision on the constitutionality of the... On March 25, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its decision on the constitutionality of the federal government’s carbon pricing regime. In a 6-3 decision, the court ruled that the federal government has the right to impose minimum carbon-pricing standards on the provinces.

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OEB Launches Updated Framework for Energy Innovation Consultation By David Stevens Mar 25, 2021 On March 23, 2021, the Ontario Energy Board issued a letter initiating a Framework for Energy Inn... On March 23, 2021, the Ontario Energy Board issued a letter initiating a Framework for Energy Innovation Consultation. This consultation is a continuation and consolidation of the previous Responding to Distributed Energy Resources and Utility Remuneration consultations that had been initiated in...