Policy & Regulation

NEB continues project approvals as closure is advised

Time may be running out for Canada’s National Energy Board, with two other agencies having been recommended to take its place Time may be running out for Canada’s National Energy Board, with two other agencies having been recommended to take its place.
By Therese Robinson 28 July 2017 0 26960
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Canada’s energy regulator, the National Energy Board (NEB), continues to function as normal 10 weeks after the publication of a report that recommended its closure.

The report, put together by a five-member panel selected by the Canadian government, recommended replacing the NEB with two agencies – the Canadian Energy Transmission Commission and the Canadian Energy Information Agency, an independent body that would provide energy data and analysis. The new organisations should be based in Ottawa rather than at the NEB’s current headquarters in Calgary, the panel...