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Regulatory Bulletin, April 2023

Alberta Methane Emissions Reduction Ahead of Schedule

Alberta’s second annual progress report on methane reductions has revealed a 44% reduction in methane emissions between 2014 and 2021 – placing it firmly on track to surpass a 2025 emissions reduction target ahead of schedule.

The good news was joined in concert by further amendments to British Columbia’s methane reduction strategy, and the announcement of Alberta’s New Emissions Reduction and Energy Development Plan.  New targets include a 75-80% methane emissions reduction by 2030 and carbon neutral emissions by 2050.

About: This bulletin highlights the regulatory changes and updates within the energy and natural resource sectors in North America that the Integrated Sustainability team has been tracking through April 2023.

Federal

  • G7 Ministers’ Meeting in Japan Focused on Climate Action, Clean Energy, and Nature Protection
  • Policy for Radioactive Waste and Decommissioning for Canada

Alberta

  • Alberta’s New Emissions Reduction and Energy Development Plan
  • Alberta: Budget 2023
  • Alberta Leads in Reducing Methane Emissions
  • Prairie Provinces Sign MOU to Collaborate on Joint Economic Corridor Projects
  • Alberta Signs MOU with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute for Small Modular Reactors
  • Alberta Updates the Water Licence and Approval Guide

British Columbia

  • BCER Reviews Methane Reduction Regulations
  • New Act to allow Strata’s to Greenlight EV Charging Stations
  • Updates to BC’s Timber Harvesting Land Base Area
  • Northeast British Columbia Treaty 8 Agreements: New Framework for Water Management
  • New Orphan Sites & Seismicity Information

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The Regulatory Bulletin is sent at 12:30 PM, the first Thursday after month-end. This gives us a few days to assess all the regulatory updates from the previous month and highlight those with the largest impact – be that environmental, social, or economic. 

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Stephanie Demers, B.Sc.
Sr. Environment & Regulatory Advisor
Integrated Sustainability

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