Emission reduction goals - Canadian provinces

This page contains resources about provinces that have set or are setting targets for reducing the carbon emissions generated by the generation of electricity.

Ontario - 50% nuclear. Phased out coal by 2014 (initially was 2007). Ontario‚Äôs target for energy from wind, solar and bioenergy is 10,700 MW (13%) by 2018 (excluding hydroelectric). Planning for 9,000 MW from hydro by 2018

Quebec - already nearly 100% (98% hydro, 2% nuclear, <1% conventional thermal)

Manitoba - 30% from renewables by 2030

Nova Scotia - COMFIT program increase electricity supply generated by renewables to 25 % by 2015 and 40 % by 2020. Limits participants to community-owned projects

Alberta - does not appear to have any targets

British Columbia - http://www.energyplan.gov.bc.ca/bcep/default.aspx?hash=3

  • Zero greenhouse gas emissions from coal fired electricity generation.
  • All new electricity generation projects will have zero net greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Zero net greenhouse gas emissions from existing thermal generation power plants by 2016.
  • Ensure clean or renewable electricity generation continues to account for at least 90 per cent of total generation.
  • No nuclear power.
  • Best coalbed gas practices in North America.
  • Eliminate all routine flaring at oil and gas producing wells and production facilities by 2016 with an interim goal to reduce flaring by half (50 per cent) by 2011.

Newfoundland & Labrador - does not appear to have any targets

Nova Scotia - http://www.gov.ns.ca/energy/renewables/renewable-electricity-plan/defaul...

  • 25% Renewable Electricity by 2015 - This plan commits the 2015 target of 25% renewable electricity to law.
  • The New Goal: 40% Renewable Electricity by 2020

New Brunswick - does not appear to have any targets

Prince Edward Island - Renewable Energy Act calling for 15% by 2010 and 100% by 2015. (Initially, the policy included a section that committed the province to a target of 100 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2015, but in recognition of the technological challenge stemming from intermittency of wind power, this section was withdrawn.) http://www.gov.pe.ca/news/getrelease.php3?number=4419 Reportedly, PEI has also set a target of 30% power from renewables by 2016.