The Air Resources Board (ARB) and Québec’s ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) will release the 2013 greenhouse gas emissions data at 12:00 pm (noon) Pacific Time, 3:00 pm Eastern Time, on Tuesday, November 4th. The California 2013 GHG emissions data was collected under the ARB’s Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program and will be posted on ARB’s Mandatory Reporting webpage at:
The Quebec 2013 GHG emissions, for emitters subject to the Regulation respecting a Cap-and-Trade System for greenhouse gas emission allowances (Cap-and-Trade Regulation), were reported and verified under the Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere and will be available at:
Background and History California The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Assembly Bill 32, or AB 32) requires ARB to adopt regulations for the mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. The Regulation for the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions went into effect on January 1, 2009. Over 700 entities, including facilities, fuel suppliers, and electric power importers, are required to report their greenhouse gas emissions data to ARB. Emissions data reports from entities with 25,000 metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent or greater emissions must be verified by ARB-accredited third-party verifiers. The information in the emissions data reports is used to support ARB’s climate change programs, including California’s Cap-and-Trade Program. More information about the Mandatory GHG Reporting Program is available here:
Quebec The Cap-and-Trade Regulation is intended for businesses that emit 25,000 metric tons or more of CO2 equivalent annually, reported and verified under the Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere, excluding emissions specified in the second paragraph of section 6.6. For the first compliance period (2013–2014), only the industrial and electricity sectors are subject to the Cap-and-Trade System. However, with the start of the second compliance period (2015-2017) in January 2015, businesses that distribute fuel will also be subject to the Cap-and-Trade System. More information about the Cap-and-Trade System is available here:
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