Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Alberta was the first province to develop legislation regulating greenhouse gas emissions that require large industrial emitters to report their emissions and take actions to make mandatory reductions.
The program also puts a price on carbon and regulates an Alberta-based carbon offset system.
Reduction Program (Specified Gas Emitters Regulation)
Reporting Program (Specified Gas Reporting Regulation)
Explanation of Categories
Electricity generation in Alberta; mainly from coal-fired power plants
Coal, Oil and Gas:
Coal mining and all oil and gas extraction, and refining; including fugitives losses. This does not include the oil sands.
All oil sands extraction and upgrading. Also includes electricity cogenerated on site of oil sands facilities.
Domestic aviation, private and commercial road transportation, railways, pipelines and off-road vehicles.
Soil use, agriculture waste emissions, and manure management.
All chemical and mineral processing plants.
Residential and Commercial:
Homes as well as public and private building energy use.
Manufacturing and Construction:
Emissions related to manufacturing goods and the construction of buildings and facilities.
Solid waste disposal, wastewater handling and waste incineration