Author: Brenda Heelan Powell

The Alberta Government released its long anticipated Climate Leadership Plan yesterday. The policy is based upon the recommendations made by the Climate Change Advisory Panel Report and focuses on four key areas for further development: implementing a new carbon price on greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution, phasing out...

The ELC hosted its third annual Green Regs and Ham Breakfast event to a sold-out crowd in Calgary at the University of Calgary downtown campus earlier this month. Our event featured Julie Gelfand – Canada’s Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development – as our keynote...

As mentioned in previous blog posts, we have been participating in the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)’s Best-in-Class Initiative. This initiative is being conducted by the University of Pennsylvania through its Penn Program on Regulation to develop the tools and framework necessary for the AER to...

Earlier in the year, prior to the provincial election, several amendments to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) were passed with a stated intention that additional amendments would follow this fall. However, given the change in government, the introduction of additional MGA amendments is being postponed...

The ELC is pleased to announce publication of its Model for Harmonized Provincial Environmental and Sustainability Assessment.   In recent years, federal environmental assessment law has undergone radical changes resulting in a reduced number and scope of federal environmental assessment. Consequently, the provinces are positioned to take...

Last week was a busy week for climate change law and policy…. A victory for strong domestic climate change action: Urgenda Foundation v. State of the Netherlands In the Netherlands, a landmark decision in a climate liability lawsuit was issued (see decision and related newspaper articles here,...

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to participate in the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)’s Best-in-Class Initiative. This initiative is being conducted by the University of Pennsylvania through its Penn Program on Regulation to develop the tools and framework necessary for the AER to become...