Category Archives: Renewable Energy

Cannabis Producers and Environmental Laws: Paul Manning speaks to the Canadian Lawyer

The Canadian Lawyer spoke with Paul Manning and other environmental law colleagues recently about environmental hurdles faced by Ontario’s cannabis producers. His comments are reproduced in the Canadian Lawyers’ October 18 issue in its article “Cannabis producers face complex combination … Continue reading

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Paul Manning speaks to Law Times about Ontario’s cancellation of green energy contracts

Law Times spoke with Paul Manning and other environmental law colleagues recently about the impact of Ontario’s cancellation of green energy contracts. His comments are reproduced in Law Times’ November 5 issue in its article “Change in provincial government impacts … Continue reading

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Climate Action -Time for implementation

I had the pleasure today of attending a lecture given by Angel Gurría, the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) at the Munk School of Global Affairs in theUniversity of Toronto,. The Secretary-General emphasised the failure of current international efforts … Continue reading

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Ontario government issues its Long Term Energy Plan 2017 as Opposition plans to unwind cap and trade

As Kathleen’s Wynne’s government releases Ontario’s  2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), Delivering Fairness and Choice,  Patrick Brown’s Progressive Conservative Party  (PCP) prepares to vote on two policy resolutions that seek to unwind major parts of the Liberal environmental strategy. Among the recommended policy resolutions … Continue reading

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Ontario Suspends Large Renewable Energy Procurement

In a sudden reversal of its energy procurement policy, Ontario announced today that it will immediately suspend the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1,000 megawatts … Continue reading

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COP21: The World Agrees Action On Climate Change

Yesterday saw 195 nations achieve an historic agreement in Paris to combat climate change. Why was it so important? Firstly and perhaps most importantly, the Paris Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause in the … Continue reading

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‘Twas the night before COP 21: The week before the 2015 Paris Climate Conference saw major announcements from Alberta and Ontario

The 21st Conference of Parties begins tomorrow. Prime Minister Trudeau and the Premiers of the Canadian Provinces will join other world leaders in Paris. COP 21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over … Continue reading

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