Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2015-07-01 to 2018-11-29:


Marginal note:Limit — 420t/GWh

  •  (1) A responsible person for a new unit or an old unit must not, on average, emit with an intensity of more than 420 tonnes CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels in the unit for each GWh of electricity produced by the unit during a calendar year.

  • Marginal note:Quantification of electricity and emissions

    (2) The quantity of

    • (a) electricity referred to in subsection (1) is to be determined in accordance with section 19; and

    • (b) emissions referred to in subsection (1) are to be determined in accordance with the applicable provisions of sections 20 to 24.

  • Marginal note:CO2 released from sorbent

    (3) The CO2 emissions released from the use of sorbent to control the emission of sulphur dioxide from a unit are to be included as CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels in that unit for the purpose of subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Coal gasification systems

    (4) Emissions from a gasification system that produces synthetic gas derived from coal or petroleum coke that is used as a fuel to produce electricity from a unit referred to in subsection (1) are to be included as emissions from that unit, for the purpose of subsection (1), if that coal gasification system has at least one responsible person in common with that unit.

  • Marginal note:CCS excluded

    (5) The CO2 emissions from a unit referred to in subsection (1) do not include emissions that are captured in accordance with the laws of Canada or a province that regulate that capture and that are transported and stored in accordance with the laws of Canada or a province, or of the United States or one of its states, that regulate that transportation or storage, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Partial year application

    (6) For greater certainty, if subsection (1) applies in respect of a unit only for a period during a calendar year, that period is considered to be the calendar year for the purpose of that subsection.

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