Category Archives: Energy Regulation

TransCanada withdraws Energy East pipeline application

The Energy East pipeline review application is at an end. TransCanada wrote to the National Energy Board (NEB) on October 5, 2017 formally withdrawing its applications for the Energy East Project, Asset Transfer (Energy East) and Eastern Mainline Project (EMP) (collectively, … Continue reading

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National Energy Board proposes consideration of upstream and downstream GHG emissions in Energy East Hearing

The National Energy Board (NEB) is seeking public input on what topics should be considered in the review of the Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipeline projects. The public will have until May 31 to provide their comments. The Hearing … Continue reading

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Ontario Cutting Electricity Bills by 25 Per Cent

Ontario announced today that, starting this summer; it will lower electricity bills by an average of 25 per cent for all residential customers as part of Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan. These measures include the eight per cent rebate introduced in … Continue reading

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Ontario Energy Board Bans Winter Disconnection

The Ontario Energy Board  (OEB) has moved swiftly to ban disconnection of residential electricity consumers for the period through April 30, as a first step towards implementing the Protecting Vulnerable Energy Consumers Act, 2017, which became law on February 22, 2017. In … Continue reading

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Standing Rock protesters celebrate victory as army blocks approval of Dakota Access Pipeline crossing easement

The U.S.  Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced yesterday. Jo-Ellen Darcy said she … Continue reading

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Reduce Electricity Costs for Families and Businesses

Continuing its program of affordable energy rates, Ontario today passed legislation that will rebate the provincial portion of the HST from electricity bills as of January 1, 2017. The government estimates that five million families, farms and small businesses will see … Continue reading

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Trudeau moves to unwind Harper’s rollback of Canada’s environmental protection legislation

In 2012, the Harper government made a series of draconian changes to Canada’s  environmental protection legislation, not least the rules on federal environmental assessment and those dealing with the review of pipeline applications by the National Energy Board (NEB). In January … Continue reading

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