Climate Action Plan (Manitoba, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Manitoba|
|Name||Climate Action Plan (Manitoba, Canada)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Climate Policies|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Concentrating Solar Power, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Start Date|| 2008
|Program Administrator||Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship|
|Primary Website|| http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/climate/index.html
|Last Review|| 2014-09-05
|Information Source|| The Climate Change and Emissions Reductions Act: http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/c135e.php
Next Steps: 2008 Action on Climate Change: http://www.gov.mb.ca/beyond_kyoto/index.html
Manitoba's Climate Action Plan centers around energy efficiency, although it includes mandates and initiatives for renewable sources of energy.
The province has a goal of installing 1000 MWs of wind energy in the next 10 years. Geothermal heat resources are already being used, and will be further developed. The province has a biofuels mandate and tax incentives for biodiesel plants and ethanol standards for fuel.
The province enacted legislation, the Climate Change and Emissions Reduction Act, that requires the province to meet the Kyoto targets.