Facility Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program – Overview of Reported 2010 Emissions
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Environment Canada’s Facility Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program (GHGRP) has completed the collection of GHG emissions information from Canadian facilities for the 2010 calendar year. Any facility with annual GHG emissions of 50 kt of CO2 eq or higher is required to report under the program. Minor changes were made to the program’s reporting requirements for 2010, including a new requirement that any facilities that reported their 2009 GHG emissions must inform Environment Canada, by the reporting deadline, if they do not meet the reporting criteria for their 2010 emissions. The reporting requirements for 2011 data to be submitted this year are set out in the Notice with respect to reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) for 20112 published in the Canada Gazette.
The Government of Canada established the GHGRP in March 2004 to collect GHG emissions information annually from the largest emitting Canadian facilities on a mandatory basis. This program is part of Canada’s ongoing effort to develop, in collaboration with the provinces and territories, a harmonized and efficient mandatory GHG reporting system that minimizes duplication and reporting burden for both industry and governments. The program’s four main objectives are: to provide Canadians with timely information on GHG emissions, to validate estimates presented in the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, to support provincial and territorial requirements for GHG emissions information, and to support the development of regulations. The data used in this overview report are current as of December 1, 2011. Subsequent company updates will be included in future data releases.
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