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Simon C. Baines

Partner, Energy, Calgary

Sander Duncanson

Partner, Regulatory, Indigenous and Environmental, Calgary

Jacob A. Sadikman

Partner, Commercial, Toronto

Evan Barz

Associate, Litigation, Toronto

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Osler’s Canada Energy Transition Blog provides insight and commentary on legal and other issues related to Canada’s current and ongoing drive to establish a thriving low-carbon economy.

We cover new and evolving issues, environmental matters, government initiatives, regulatory developments, court decisions and legislation – such as carbon pricing and emissions offset regimes – of interest to businesses focused on the development and commercialization of sustainable energy projects and emerging technologies central to Canada’s energy transition.

Such projects and technologies include those related to hydrogen, bio-fuels (and other low carbon fuels), geothermal energy, lithium, helium, agtech, wind, solar, biomass and carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS).

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Blog Feb 12, 2024

Ontario releases new regulations for carbon storage

New regulations in Ontario pave the way for carbon storage demonstration projects using private wells. Richard King, Jake Sadikman, Jennifer Fairfax, ...

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Ontario releases new regulations for carbon storage
Blog Jan 2, 2024

Zero-emission vehicles regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

On December 20, 2023, the federal government announced new regulations that will require 100% of light-duty vehicles offered for sale in Canada to be ...

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Zero-emission vehicles regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act
Blog Nov 20, 2023

Ontario proposes to permit renewable energy virtual net metering arrangements for ICI participants

Ontario is seeking feedback from electricity industry participants on a proposal that would enable corporate power purchase agreements. Jake Sadikman,...

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Ontario proposes to permit renewable energy virtual net metering arrangements for ICI participants
Blog Sep 13, 2023

Alberta presses ‘pause’ on renewable energy projects

Early last month, the Government of Alberta announced that the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) would pause approvals on new renewable energy projec...

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Alberta presses ‘pause’ on renewable energy projects
Blog Aug 16, 2023

Government of Canada releases draft Clean Electricity Regulations aimed at achieving net-zero emissions from Canada’s electricity grid by 2035 – Obligations for electricity generators

The federal government has released draft regulations designed to limit carbon emissions produced by electricity generated using fossil fuel.

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Government of Canada releases draft Clean Electricity Regulations aimed at achieving net-zero emissions from Canada’s electricity grid by 2035 – Obligations for electricity generators
Blog Aug 3, 2023

Bill C-49: proposed changes to energy regulation for the Atlantic offshore

On May 30, 2023, the House of Commons completed the first reading of Bill C-49. If enacted, Bill C-49 will amend the Canada-Newfound...

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Bill C-49: proposed changes to energy regulation for the Atlantic offshore
Blog Jun 8, 2023

Alberta’s Emissions Reduction and Energy Development Plan

Alberta’s Emissions Reduction and Energy Development Plan aligns with the federal goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, but rejects some...

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Alberta’s Emissions Reduction and Energy Development Plan
Blog Mar 14, 2023

Canada announces funding program to enable deployment of small modular reactors

Canada has announced a funding program to enable development of small modular reactors which will be of interest to stakeholders looking to participat...

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Canada announces funding program to enable deployment of small modular reactors
Blog Feb 28, 2023

Carbon capture, utilization and storage developments in British Columbia and Alberta

Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology promises to be a key tool in Canada’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Je...

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Carbon capture, utilization and storage developments in British Columbia and Alberta
Blog Jan 30, 2023

B.C. legislative amendments will facilitate hydrogen development

Jesse Baker and Joey Chan discuss how a new British Columbia law will regulate hydrogen production as part of the province’s plan to transition ...

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B.C. legislative amendments will facilitate hydrogen development