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Ontario Energy Board to Hold Consultations on Energy East Pipeline

The Ontario government has asked the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to undertake consultations and prepare a report on the controversial proposed Energy East Pipeline. The 4,500-kilometre Energy East Pipeline would ship up to 1.1 million barrels per day of oil … Continue reading

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Ontario on Track to Eliminate Coal-Fired Generation: Will U.S. Follow Its Example?

U.S. states and generators will doubtless be following Ontario’s progress as it comes closer to being the first jurisdiction in North America to eliminate coal as a source of electricity. Today, the province marked the end of burning coal at … Continue reading

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Ontario Implements Changes to Regional Planning and Siting of Large Energy Infrastructure Projects

Ontario’s government announced on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 its decision to implement 18 recommendations made by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for the siting of large energy infrastructure projects. To read a digest of  the … Continue reading

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Ontario Government Decision To Move Gas Plant May Cost More Than $675 Million: Auditor General

The 2010 decision to cancel a planned gas-fired power plant in Oakville and move it to Napanee may cost Ontarians $675 million, says Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk, and that figure could rise by up to another $140 million for gas … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Obama follows through with tough new regulations for coal-fired generation

Amid concerns from the US coal industry that the cost of implementing carbon capture technology will render new coal-fired generation plants uneconomic, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed yesterday Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new … Continue reading

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Why Ontario should include a thermal grid in its Long-term Energy Plan review

Manning Environmental Law and Golder Associates have made a joint submission on the importance of developing a thermal grid in Ontario’s review of its Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP). The key points from the submission are as follows: Consumption – Approximately … Continue reading

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