Environmental Markets Association

NOx and SOx Emissions Trading in Ontario

Erik Haites outlines an unusual emissions trading programme due to begin next year.

The government of Ontario recently announced its intention to establish an emissions trading programme for NOx and SOx emissions (oxides of nitrogen and sulphur) from all coal- or oil-fired electric generating plants in the province with a capacity greater than 25 MW beginning on 1 January 2001. This programme is being introduced in conjunction with a restructuring of the electricity sector, originally scheduled to begin in November this year, but recently delayed until an unspecified date in 2001. Draft regulations for the trading scheme are expected to be issued for public comment within the next few weeks.

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