Category Archives: Environmental Approvals

March 7, 2012 – Storm Clouds Brew for Wind and Solar in Ontario

Ontario’s ambitious renewable energy program is under attack from all sides.  In December 2011, the Auditor General criticized the province’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) rates for renewable energy as being too costly (see our post December 5, 2011) . In February … Continue reading

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January 2012 – Municipal World publishes an article by Paul Manning on Renewable Energy in Ontario

Ontario is  the leading jurisdiction in North America to ditch coal-fired electricity generation in favour of renewable energy. It has come at a price and not without controversy. Streamlining has reduced the number of approvals required for renewable energy development … Continue reading

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October 31, 2011 – Streamlined Environmental Approvals for Ontario

Ontario’s new environmental approvals regime  came into effect today under amendments introduced into the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA) by the Open for Business Act. The new requirements apply to approvals under subsections 9(1) EPA (discharges to the natural … Continue reading

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October 17 2011 – Renewable Energy: Approvals and Challenges in Ontario

A paper given by Paul Manning at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Six Minute Environmental Lawyer October 2011. The streamlining of renewable energy approvals  Ontario into a single Renewable Energy Approval  was designed to assist Ontario’s push for increased … Continue reading

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