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Energy Litigation


Our Energy Law litigation team represents clients at the Ontario Energy Board on regulatory matters, to the Ministry of Environment on project approvals and to courts and tribunals on appeals and administrative challenges.

We have a broad range of experience advising and representing renewable energy developers, equipment suppliers and distributors, land owners and community groups in the following matters:

  • Appeals & Administrative Challenges
  • Multi-jurisdiction & Cross-Border Dispute Resolution
  • Neutral Facilitation
  • OEB Proceedings 
    • Leave to Construct Applications
    • License Applications
    • Conservation & Demand Management
    • Demand Side Management
    • Policy Review & Consultation
    • Rate Review & Approvals
    • Incorporating New Energy Sources
    • Integrated Power System Plan
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Energy Hearings
    • Renewable Energy Appeals to the Environmental Review Tribunal
    • Judicial Review of Environmental Assessments for Waterpower Projects
  •         Permit to Take Water Appeals to the Environmental Review Tribunal


January 13, 2012

Turbine opponents whistling in the wind?

Last summer, the Environmental Review Tribunal dismissed the first appeal of a renewable energy approval (REA) for a wind turbine project in its decision Erickson v. Director, Ministry of the Environment. The tribunal acknowledged the appellants presented evidence about the risk of wind turbines in general, but did not provide enough evidence about the risks posed by the project in question.


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