Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Date Amended:


Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of the Environment
Legal References:

Nova Scotia has implemented two separate regulations to address emissions from the electricity sector and enhance the supply of renewables.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations:

Nova Scotia has implemented a mandatory declining cap on GHG emissions from electricity generation facilities. From a baseline of 10.2 MT (2007) the decreases are scheduled in progressive steps so the emissions will decline to 7,500 kt or below by 2020 and further to 4,500 kt or below by 2030. As outlined in An Agreement on the Equivalency of Federal and Nova Scotia Regulations for the Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electricity Producers in Nova Scotia, the provisions of the Government of Canada’s Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-Fired Generation of Electricity Regulations do not apply in Nova Scotia because the Nova Scotia Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations achieve an equivalent outcome.

Renewable Electricity Regulations:

These Regulations require 25% of electricity supply to be generated from renewable sources by 2015 and 40% by 2020. This will involve the adoption of a diverse mix of energy sources including wind, tidal, solar, hydro and bioenergy.

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