Current Regulations

Regulations to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Electricity (SOR/2012-167)

The Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations (the regulations) will set a stringent performance standard for new coal-fired electricity generation units and those that have reached the end of their useful life. The level of the performance standard is fixed at 420 tonnes of carbon dioxide per gigawatt hour (CO2/GWh). This approach will implement a permanent shift to lower- or non-emitting types of generation, such as high-efficiency natural gas, renewable energy, or fossil fuel-fired power with carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Contact Information:

Paola Mellow - Director, Electricity and Combustion Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: 819-420-7761
Fax number: 819-938-4254
Email address:

Information to Help in Complying with the Regulations:

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Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2011-08-27 Vol. 145, No. 35
Part 2: 2012-09-12 Vol. 146, No. 19

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For the Regulations, compliance-related materials include:

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