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Three post-truths about global energy and climate change

One of the unfortunate legacies of 2016 is the frequency of so-called “post-truth” communications. This term has emerged to describe communications in which objective facts are replaced by erroneous assertions aimed at creating emotion-based beliefs. Post-truth communications reached a peak during the U.S. presidential election campaign.  Canadians have also seen an escalation of post-truth communications, […]


As you will see from the attached ‘Newsrelease’, failure to report on time can have significant consequences. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is taking failure to report on time seriously. This is a legislated requirement and compliance rates have been decreasing over the last few years.  The Compliance team has various options […]

OPI comments on the next long-term energy plan

The OPI has responded to an invitation from the Hon. Glenn Thibeault, Ontario Minister of Energy to participate in the review of the 2017 Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP).  On Friday, December 16, 2016 the OPI filed its formal submission OPI SUBMISSION – ONTARIO LTEP to the Government of Ontario Environmental Registry. opi-submission-ontario-ltep-2

Quebec paves way for oil, gas exploration with new energy plan

Quebec’s legislature passed a bill that will pave the way for more oil and natural gas exploration, providing a boost to drillers such as Junex Inc.  The legislation is meant to implement Quebec’s clean energy plan but also contains provisions allowing for energy exploration, potentially including fracking.  The complete story can be read at:

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