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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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  • Waste Free Ontario & Building A Circular Economy

    As a result of the statistics that Ontario continues to generate more and more waste each year (Ontario Government, 2017), the Minister of the Environment has introduced a Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario Building the Circular Economy (Ontario Government, 2017).    A Circular Economy approach aims to look at ‘material streams’ throughout their life cycle and identify ways to […]

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  • Ontario Strengthening Protections for Water Resources

    On June 8, 2017 the MOCEE published a news release in regard to strengthening protection for water resources. As part of the province’s plan to strengthen groundwater protection for future generations, Ontario will be charging water bottling companies an additional $500 fee to take groundwater. “Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, water bottlers will pay $503.71 for […]

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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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  • Ontario, Quebec sign climate policy deal with Mexico

    In a article published August 31, 2016 in the Globe and Mail it was noted that Ontario and Quebec has signed an agreement with the Mexican government to jointly develop carbon markets.  The aim is to allow companies in those provinces to purchase GHG reduction credits from Mexico so they can satisfy provincially regulated emission […]

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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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