January 9, 2006

LFEs now have dedicated Web site

OTTAWA, ONT-The federal government has set up a new Web site for Large Final Emitters (LFEs) to keep these large, energy-intensive industrial companies in high greenhouse gas (GHG)-emitting sectors up to date on climate change regulations. LFEs are defined as industrial facilities in sectors producing an average of eight kilotonnes or more of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per facility and producing an average of 20 kg or more CO2e per $1,000 gross production annually. These companies are being required by regulation to reduce their GHG emissions by 45 megatonnes. The government expects them to meet this target by investing in their own operations, by purchasing emissions reductions from non-regulated organizations, or by investing in a government-managed technology investment fund. The site, www.ec.gc.ca/lfe-gef/home-lfe.htm, features a detailed definition of LFEs in the manufacturing and mining, oil and gas, and electricity sectors, along with links to pertinent notices, policies and legislation in the Canada Gazette (http://canadagazette.gc.ca/index-e.html). Specifically, it includes links to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), the Notice of Intent to Regulate GHG Emissions by LFEs and Canada's climate change plan.

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