The ELC Blog

In late 2018, the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD) released her Fall 2018 Reports.  There are four reports: Report 1: Toxic Substances, Report 2: Protecting Marine Mammals, Report 3: Departmental Progress in Implementing Sustainable Development Strategies, & Report 4: Environmental Petitions Annual Report, along with The Commissioner’s Perspective...

On November 22, 2018, the Government of Alberta (GoA) released the Small Scale Generation Regulation (SSGR)[1], in force on January 1, 2019. This regulation clarifies the regulatory process for small scale generation and is part of the result of an increased focus on renewable energy in the province. Although still early days, this regulation sets the stage for a middle ground between micro-generation and large scale utility...

ELC Regulatory Watch:  MD of Pincher Creek denies Windy Point Wind Farm Development Permits As part of the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan (ALCP), the Government of Alberta has committed to have 30% of the province’s electrical power generated by renewable sources such as wind, solar and...

[perfectpullquote align="full" bordertop="false" cite="" link="" color="" class="" size=""]Science is the foundation of impact assessment, and we have failed to properly build this foundation in our law and in impact assessment practice.   If we improve how science is done in impact assessment we can go a...