April 12, 2012 – Paul Manning will be be speaking at AWMA’s Hamilton Breakfast Speaker Series on “Municipalities, Schools and Hospitals: Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans”


Hamilton Breakfast Series

The premier technical presentation series!

  • The hot issues
  • Member and attendee networking
  • An excellent full breakfast

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Municipalities, Schools, and Hospitals:
Energy Conservation and
Demand Management Plans

Paul Manning
Manning Environmental Law

Energy Conservation Obligations under the Green Energy Act

The Green Energy Act (GEA) requires designated public agencies to prepare energy conservation and demand management plans.  Ontario Regulation 397/11 imposes this
obligation on municipalities, schools and hospitals as follows:

  • By 1st July 2013 (and annually thereafter), each agency must publish a list of its energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for 2011
  • By 1st July 2014, each agency must publish its energy conservation and demand management plans
  • By 1st July 2019 and every five yearly thereafter, each agency must publish the above information together with its current energy conservation plan.

The regulation is deceptively silent on targets and any obligation to implement these
plans but these requirements may still arise under the GEA itself.

Paul Manning, LL.B.  Paul Manning is principal at Manning Environmental Law. He has practiced environmental law for more than twenty years in the UK and in Canada.  During that time he has dealt with most areas of environmental law for a diverse range of clients.  Paul is an Environmental Law Specialist, Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He holds a Masters degree in Environmental Law and obtained a U.K. accreditation as an expert in Planning Law.  Paul’s practice focuses on environmental, energy, aboriginal and planning law. He appears regularly as counsel in Tribunals and the Courts. He has a special interest in renewable energy and climate change regulation and holds a Certificate in Carbon Finance from the University of Toronto.  Paul is on the Executive Committee of the National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.  He speaks and writes regularly on environmental issues.

Registration     7:15 am to 7:45 am
Breakfast          7:45 am to 8:15 am
Presentation    8:15 am until 9:00 am
Adjournment   9:05 am approximately

Royal Botanical Gardens Headquarters Building — Gardens Cafe
Plains Road, Burlington (but just east of the Hamilton-Burlington boundary)

Access from the north:  Highway 6 to NEW York Road Interchange.
Cross over Hwy 6 and take first right.  Proceed to stop light.  Turn left.  First large
building on the right is your destination.
Access from the east (Toronto):  Exit QEW/403 at NEW Waterdown Road Exit.  Turn
left onto Waterdown Road.  Cross over the 403.  Turn right onto Plains Road West.
Prepare to turn left into the RBG grounds when you see a large cemetery on
your left.
The RBG has a large parking lot, which is free.  Enter the building at the main entrance, at
the east end of the building.

“Stephen Toplack” <cves@interlynx.net>

Contact:  dfreeman@craworld.com


Affordable prices

Ontario Section Member $ 20
Student Member $ 5
Student Non-Member $ 10
Non-member $ 25
No prior notification surcharge $ 5

If possible please bring payment the day of the event in the form of
cash or cheque (made payable to AWMA-Ontario Section).

To register, phone or e-mail the form or the information
indicated on the form to the attention of Stephen Toplack.

A&WMA-OS Hamilton Breakfast Series:

c/o Stephen Toplack
C  V  Environmental Services
23 East 27th Street
Hamilton, ON      L8V 3E6
tel: 905 389 2624
cell: 905 512 3819
email: “Stephen Toplack” <cves@interlynx.net>

Please register me for the Thursday, April 12, 2012
Hamilton Breakfast Meeting:

Name: _____________________________________________________

Organization: _______________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________


City: ____________________ Postal Code: _______________________

Phone: _____________________ FAX: ___________________________

e-mail: _____________________________________________________


Stephen A. Toplack
C  V  Environmental Services
23 East 27th Street
Hamilton, Ontario    L8V 3E6

email:  cves@interlynx.net

Phone:  905 389 2624
Fax:      Unavailable; leave voice
mail, or e-fax

Cell phone:  905 512 3819

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