11 Jul LawNow.org: Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan – An Update on Law and Policy Developments
Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan: An Update on Law and Policy Developments
Over the past 18 months we have seen a rapidly changing law and policy landscape for climate change mitigation in Alberta.
The Climate Leadership Plan
Changes began in November 2015 with the release of the long anticipated Climate Leadership Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan, based upon recommendations made in the Climate Change Advisory Panel Report (the “Report”), focuses on four key areas:
◾implementing a new carbon price on greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution;
◾phasing out coal-generated electricity and developing more renewable energy;
◾legislating an oil sands emissions limit; and
◾employing a new methane emissions reduction plan.