|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes, Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements|
|Climate Change Policy Targets:||Resilience / Adaptation, Energy Sector, CHP, Industry|
|Agency:||Government of Alberta|
|Climate Change Description:|
Alberta’s Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) requires that industrial facilities that emit more than 100,000 tonnes of CO2 eq reduce their emissions intensity by 12% using a baseline based on past emissions and production.
Regulated facilities have four compliance options:
As of 2013, the regulation covers 108 facilities from 15 industrial sectors (about half of Alberta’s GHG emissions). This regulation also encompasses the following:
This regulation was updated in June 2015. As per these amendments, the emissions intensity target will increase to 15% by 2016 and 20% by 2017. The carbon price will increase to $30 per tonne in 2017.
Last modified: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:58:35 CET