Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>GHG emissions trading
Policy Target:Industry>Energy management
Agency:Alberta Environment and Parks
Penalty:There may be administrative penalties issued.

The opportunity for generating carbon offsets with this protocol arises from the direct and indirect reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from the implementation of industrial, commercial and agricultural process changes and facility retrofits that result in overall efficiencies in energy use per unit of productivity. Process changes may include the mechanical, biological and/or chemical components of the operation and may impact upon on-site heat, electrical and power requirements.

The department reviews offset projects that have been submitted for compliance with the regulation on an annual basis. The department also conducts audits on a sample size of offset projects submitted for compliance.

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