Submitting an Incident Response Report to a Regulator? Consider Privilege Waived

May 21, 2024

A recent decision out of the Alberta Court of Appeal found that as soon as a company handed over their investigative reports to regulators in connection with a pipeline incident, privilege over the reports was lost.

Impact Assessment Act Amendments Announced: Many Questions Still Left Unresolved

May 06, 2024

On April 30, 2024, the Government of Canada announced widely-anticipated amendments to the Impact Assessment Act (IAA or Act) as part of a 663 page omnibus budget bill. Canada announced the 2024 budget with the tagline "Fairness for Every Generation," claiming that the amendments to the IAA are both "constitutionally sound" and allow for a more efficient assessment process.

Canadian Hydrogen Convention 2024—Key Themes and Takeaways

April 29, 2024

Approximately 8,000 delegates (including energy executives, government officials and Indigenous leaders from Canada and around the world) attended the third annual Canadian Hydrogen Convention (CHC) which ran April 23 to 25 in Edmonton, Alberta. The CHC focused on how hydrogen will play a leading role and be a key enabler in Canada reaching its 2050 net-zero goals.

Budget 2024 Provides Additional Details for the Clean Electricity ITC and Adds Another ITC for Electric Vehicles

April 19, 2024

In Budget 2024, the Government of Canada continued their drive to implement government incentives aimed at decarbonizing the economy through providing further clarification and design details for the Clean Electricity investment tax credit, and through providing an additional tax credit for electric vehicle manufacturers in the form of the EV Supply Chain ITC.

BC Hydro 2024 Call to Power—Overview of Request for Proposal Documents

April 10, 2024

On June 15, 2023, the Government of British Columbia announced BC Hydro was proceeding with a call for new sources of 100 percent clean, renewable emission-free electricity from large-scale projects, notably including wind and solar. As part of phase two of BC Hydro's engagement process, on January 8, 2024, BC Hydro issued a draft Request for Proposals (RFP). Organizations within the independent power industry, First Nations and stakeholders were invited to provide feedback on the draft RFP, and the resulting draft specimen Electricity Purchase Agreement.