Canadian Government Announces new GHG rules for Coal-Fired Plants
The Canadian government has released final regulations for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coal-fired power plants.
The long awaited measures will apply stringent performance standards to new electricity generation units and old units that have reached the end of their economic life. The regulations are expected to result in a cumulative reduction in GHG emissions of about 214 megatons over 21 years.
The regulations, in combination with actions promised by the provinces and industry, are, by 2020, projected to reduce GHG emissions from the utility sector by 33% from 2005 levels (a drop of 41 megatons).