Renewable energy

Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta Part Two: An Introduction to Adaptation in Alberta Adapting Alberta’s Living Things to Climate Change    The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) recently published its report on Climate Change and the Law which consists of two parts: Part One – An...

Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta Part One: An Introduction to Mitigation in Alberta Regulating Geothermal: How do we own heat?     The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) recently published its report on Climate Change and the Law which consists of two parts: Part One – An Introduction...

Climate Change and the Law: A Primer for Alberta Part One: An Introduction to Adaptation in Alberta Adapting Alberta’s Infrastructure to Climate Change    The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) recently published its report on Climate Change and the Law which consists of two parts: Part One – An Introduction...

Keeping up the PACE: An Update on the Pace Program and Associated Regulations   A previous blog post “Picking up the PACE and Running with City Charters: An Update on Municipal Government Act” introduced Bill 10: An Act to Enable Clean Energy Improvements[1] which amended the Municipal Government...

The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Reports: Fall 2018 Edition   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...

New Small Scale Generation Regulation aims to fill the gap between micro-generation and large utility companies   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...

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 hydro...