GHG Regulation: Canada Vs. US

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 12:45 PM EST) -- On Sept. 5, 2012, the Canadian federal government announced final regulations entitled Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations (the Canadian regulations),[1] as part of the government’s efforts to reduce Canada’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 17 percent below its 2005 levels by 2020 and transition from coal-fired electricity generation to renewable energy, high-efficiency natural gas or thermal power with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).

Beginning on July 1, 2015, the Canadian regulations will apply a performance standard to new coal-fired electricity...
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