Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Date Ended:2008
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:
Agency:Government of Alberta
Description:On 10 March, 2004 the Government of Alberta announced it was moving ahead with a long-term management framework for air emission from electricity generation in the province. The province has been working directly with the electricity sector to develop "transition" principles aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in a way that provides the investment certainty the electricity sector needs to meet additional costs of greemhouse gas emissions reduction or offsets. Under the transition principles, any new, coal-fired plants will have 4 recognised options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: increase investment in technology development, increase investment in renewable power generation, receive credit for early shutdowns of existing facilities, and invest in emission offsets. The principles apply to approved coal-fired facilities currently under construction, as well as any new proposed facilities. The timeframe for the transition principles will begin with the start-up of the first new coal-fired power facility, and will be in place for three years.

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