Recent Regulatory and Legislative Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers

  • Evan W. Dixon Partner, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
  • Hazel A. Saffery Associate, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
  • C. James Cummings Director of Legal Services, Progress Energy Canada Ltd.


This article provides an overview of recent regulatory and legislative developments of interest to energy lawyers. This includes the legal, political, and economic background to, and consequences of, new legislation and regulatory regimes. This also includes discussions of recent and ongoing judicial and regulatory decisions involving energy law. Topics discussed include market access, environmental and climate change regulation, Aboriginal consultation, and utilities regulation.