Climate Action Plan (Nova Scotia, Canada)

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Place Nova Scotia

Applies to States or Provinces Nova Scotia
Name Climate Action Plan (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Climate Policies
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Nova Scotia Environment
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


Nova Scotia's Climate Change Action Plan has two main goals: reducing the province's contribution to climate change by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and preparing for changes to the province's climate that are already inevitable.

REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS Target: 5 Megatonnes Annually By 2020 Nova Scotia aims to reduce GHG emissions by at least 10 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020.

Electricity generation The greatest single reduction will be achieved by imposing caps on emissions from Nova Scotia Power Incorporated (NSPI), which produces 46 percent of the province's GHG emissions. The caps will take effect in 2010, 2015, and 2020.

The two most cost-effective means of reducing emissions from power generation in Nova Scotia are straightforward: generating less electricity and generating it from clean, renewable sources.

Policy Contact

Department Nova Scotia Environment
Division Climate Change
Address 5151 Terminal Road
Address 2 PO Box 442
Place Halifax, Nova Scotia
Zip/Postal Code B3J 2P8
Phone (902) 424-3600