Quebec ETS Database
80 facilities, 7 greenhouse gases covered
The Quebec's cap-and-trade programme started on 1 January 2013 and is part of the Western Climate Initiative. From 1 January 2014, the Quebec cap-and-trade programme has been linked to the California 's emissions trading scheme.
Quebec has set a goal similar to the target established by the European Union, with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 by 20% below 1990 levels.
- Phase I: 2013-2014
- Phase II: 2015-2017
- Phase III: 2018-2020
The first phase of the scheme (2013-2014) includes large emitters from the industrial and electricity sectors, whose annual GHG emissions total 25 000 tons of CO2 equivalent or more.
From the second phase (2015-2017), enterprises that distribute or import fossil fuels in Quebec will also have to comply to the system. The cap in 2015 will cover approximately 85% of Quebec’s emissions.
Gases covered: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3)
Total caps of emission units granted every year:
|Year||Emissions cap (MtCO2eq)|
The Quebec ETS Database includes the following information on the 80 facilities currently participating to the scheme:
- Facility name
- Company name
- GHG emissions 2012 (tCO2eq)
- List of facilities having received free CO2 emissions allowances
The Quebec ETS Database is accessible by subscribers to the Expert version. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org