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  • Chris Ballard Ontario’s New Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

    As per the Media Release by MOECC July 31, 2017, Glen Murray Minister of Environment and Climate Change resigns his position and Chris Ballard appointed. Read full article here. Full list of cabinet members here.

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  • CME SMART Green Program – Enhancements Made in 2017

    CME Announces changes to the SMART Green Program, click here for full details. *********************************************************************************************************************** The Ontario Energy Board approved an increase in natural gas prices effective January 1, 2017, of 3.3 cents per cubic meter (or about 20%), for facilities too small to participate in Ontario’s Cap & Trade program. This may have a large […]

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  • Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan

    As per the Ministry of Energy “starting this summer, electricity bills will be reduced 25 on average for households across Ontario.”  This will be beneficial to many small businesses and farms! “Bills won’t increase beyond rate of inflation for four years.” Read here for more information from Ministry of Energy. Read here for other information. […]

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  • President’s Corner Issue 1

    Dear CASF Member and Industry Supporter, Happy New Year! It was an interesting, exciting and surprising year for many of us! 2017 promises to be another year of triumphs and tribulations. One thing is certain… expect the unexpected. As your newly elected President I’d like to welcome you to the first edition of President’s Corner. […]

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  • Cap & Trade Important Dates & Program Information

    Following are important dates published on MOECC website for facilities that will be participating in the Cap & Trade program (mandatory or opt-in). Key dates for Cap and Trade. Date Description June 1, 2016 Deadline for mandatory participants to submit 2015 emissions July 1, 2016 Cap and Trade Regulation comes into effect July 19, 2016 CITSS […]

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  • Ontario Passes “Landmark” Climate Change Legislation

    On May 18, 2016 the MOECC in ON announced that “Ontario passed landmark climate change legislation that lays a foundation for the province to join the biggest carbon market in North America and ensures that the province is accountable for responsibly and transparently investing proceeds from the cap and trade program into actions that reduce greenhouse […]

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  • The Waste-Free Ontario Act and Strategy

    On June 1, 2016 the MOECC announced that “Ontario has passed the Waste-Free Ontario Act and will be finalizing the draft Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy, within three months of the legislation coming into effect.” The MOECC stated that the legislation and strategy would: “Foster innovation in product and packaging design that […]

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  • Regulation Decision Notice related to EBR Post # 012-4549

    The MOECC has made a Regulation Decision Notice related to EBR Post # 012-4549 that came into effect January 1, 2016. “The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change filed amendments to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation (O.Reg. 452/09) in December 2015 that will come into force on January 1, 2016 (see regulation & […]

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