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U.N. Climate Report: Irreversible Change Near Certain

Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, and sea level has risen.

Dianne is quoted in the Globe on Green Bonds

See Richard Blackwell's interesting story about Solarshare and Green Bonds in today's Globe and Mail.

Wind opponents lose health challenges around the world

A recent report  by the Energy and Policy Institute documents the rejection of anti-wind health claims by 48 courts and tribunals in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the US. In one anomalous US case,  two turbines which had had a known problem were ordered to be shut down 12 hours a day, four hours [...]

More anti-wind power appeals dismissed

Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) recently dismissed two more anti-wind power appeals, this time relating to the same project. One of the appeals had a new feature: whether wind turbines interfere with weather forecasting radar. July 9, 2014, Fata v. MOE, ERT Registry Nos.: 13-145/13-146. Saxe Law Office previously chronicled the history of anti-wind litigation [...]

Experts permitted to testify via telephone… sometimes

The Environmental Review Tribunal has granted a request to have expert witnesses testify via telephone conference call when the appellants argued that it would be too costly to have them attend in person, and that videoconferencing was also costly, as well as prone to technological failure. In Pitt v. Director, Ministry of the Environment, 2014 [...]

Municipal Energy Consumption Reports due

An important Green Energy Act deadline arrives next week. Under O. Reg. 397/11, municipalities are required to submit their annual municipal energy consumption reports to the Ministry of Energy by July 1, 2014. Municipal Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Plans must also be publicly posted by July 1, 2014. The Ministry will be holding webinars [...]