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Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are items of importance to both the provincial and federal government. Particular legislation and regulations have been developed to address these items and LHSC ensures that it meets any requirements outlined in them. Below is a summary of each of the regulations that LHSC is currently in compliance with.
The Green Energy Act was created to expand renewable energy generation, encourage energy conservation, and promote the creation of clean energy jobs. Regulation 397/11 pertains to the Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan portion of this act. This regulation requires LHSC to:
The energy use and greenhouse gas emission template submitted each year is shown below. The data is two years behind the year of submission; therefore the latest data pertains to 2015. View the latest report.
Regulation 452/09 pertains to greenhouse gas emission reporting. It was brought into place largely because of the expectation that Canada would eventually become part of a carbon tax or cap and trade system. Anyone in Ontario emitting over 25,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas is required to report their greenhouse gas emissions to the Ministry of Environment and anyone over the 50,000 tonnes threshold must also report to Environment Canada. So far, LHSC has emitted approximately 45,000 tonnes per year and has been reporting to the Ministry of Environment for the last several years.