"The Regulations apply a stringent emissions intensity limit (performance standard) to new coal-fired electricity generation units and to old units that have reached the end of their useful life. The Regulations will ensure that coal-fired electricity generation in Canada operates as cleanly as high efficiency natural gas-fired electricity generation and that no new high-emitting coal-fired electricity units will be built in Canada.
Under the Regulations, the performance standard is set at the emissions intensity level of 420 tonnes CO2/gigawatt hours (GWh). The standard will address emissions of CO2 from the combustion of coal, coal derivatives (e.g., syngas) and petroleum coke (petcoke), and from all fuels burned in conjunction with any of the preceding fuel, except for biomass. The Regulations also contain flexibilities to maintain the integrity of the electricity system while still achieving the environmental objective of emission reductions." (Canada's 6th National Report on Climate Change, 2014)
Planned target: Have no coal power capacity by 2029.

Impact indicators:
  • 1
    Name: Energy efficiency improvement target (%)
    Value: 1
    Base year: -
    Target year: 2005
    Comments: reduction of 1% per year till 20205
  • 2
    Name: Building energy performance standard (PJ/m2)
    Value: -
    Base year: -
    Target year: 2030
    Comments: Building energy performance standard (MJ/m2/year), Energy efficiency improvement target (%), Building energy performance standard (MJ/m2/year), Energy efficiency improvement target (%)