A Short History of Wind Litigation in Ontario

A Short History of Wind Litigation in Ontario

Dianne delivered a presentation to the American Bar Association on July 22, providing a comprehensive overview of wind litigation in Ontario since the Green Energy Act came into effect. She traced a number of trends in the types of wind cases that are being brought before the Environmental Review Tribunal (including the persistent failure of challenges to wind approvals, especially those based on human health concerns, and the wave of constitutional challenges that followed initial failed  

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Ontario industries can finally burn waste not coal

Ontario industries can finally burn waste not coal

Ontario's energy intensive industries have finally been permitted to burn many kinds of waste, in place of coal. Cement companies, among others, are now looking for sufficient quantities of eligible biomass they can dry and burn to fuel their kilns. With cap and trade on the way, this is an important and overdue step to allow Ontario's Large Final Emitters to reduce their carbon emissions.  

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Ostrander Point wind project goes back to Tribunal

Ostrander Point wind project goes back to Tribunal

The Ontario Court of Appeal has reinstated the decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal on the Ostrander Point wind farm: The Renewable Energy Approval as issued by the Director (Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change) should not be upheld as issued, because of the harm that the project's roads would do to the endangered Blanding's Turtles who live in the immediate area. Now the Tribunal must decide whether amendments to the Approval could adequately protect the turtles.  

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