Climate and Energy

Overhaul of Alberta’s Remediation Certificate Regulation   On June 1, 2018 the Government of Alberta passed the Remediation Certificate Amendment Regulation by Order in Council. This regulation updates the current Remediation Certificate Regulation and re-names it the Remediation Regulation. The changes introduced by the Remediation Regulation are...

Spring Reports of the CESD   The Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD) recently released her Spring 2018 Reports.  There are three Reports: Report 1: Salmon Farming; Report 2: Canada’s Preparedness to Implement the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals; and Report 3: Conserving Biodiversity along with The...

The Environmental Law Centre is pleased to announce a new webinar series.   The webinars are based on current areas of focus at the ELC and seek to address how laws and regulations can contribute to managing environmental impacts on habitat, water or air. Topics for the 2018...

    ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE: The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has been seeking strong and effective environmental laws since it was founded in 1982. The ELC is dedicated to providing credible, comprehensive and objective legal information regarding natural resources, energy and environmental law, policy and regulation...

For Immediate Posting Notice - Summer Law Student Position Accepting Applications for May - August 2018 Placement    Rate:    $20.00/hour   APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 13th 2018 The Environmental Law Centre invites applications from law students attending a Canadian university for a student research assistant position for May-August, 2018. Applicants...

An Update on the Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop: Draft Legislation and a Regulatory Framework Released   The need for a federal carbon pricing backstop was articulated in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change which, among other things, sets a benchmark for pricing carbon emissions...

Our energy footprints: carbon emissions and privacy   We live in a data rich environment. We also leave a carbon footprint in our day to day lives. Current approaches to reducing emissions have focused on big emitters but evolving technology is enabling energy savvy consumers to save...

CHRISTMAS CONSTITUTIONAL   I have decided to return to my habit of lightheartedly looking back at the year. (Looking back on previous years I am struck by how many issue remain the same. see - 2015 2012  2011 ) To be sung to Walking in a Winter Wonderland.  I am the...

The Environmental Law Centre is pleased to report on the programs and accomplishments that your support made possible in 2016. 2016 Annual Report [sdm_download id="19709" fancy="0"]   2016 Financial Report [sdm_download id="19710" fancy="0"] You will find past reports here.   ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTRE: The Environmental Law Centre (ELC), a public interest environmental...