Factsheet: Renewable Electricity Regulations

Renewable Electricity Regulations

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Renewable Electricity Regulations made under Section 5 of the Electricity Act Renewable Electricity Regulations made under Section 5 of the Electricity Act S.N.S. 2004, c. 25 O.I.C. 2010-381 (October 12, 2010), N.S. Reg. 155/2010 as amended up to O.I.C. 2014-26 (January 28, 2014), N.S. Reg. 14/2014
Description: 
Acts (S.N.S. 2004, c. 25 O.I.C. 2010-381 (October 12, 2010), N.S. Reg. 155/2010 as amended up to O.I.C. 2014-26 (January 28, 2014), N.S. Reg. 14/2014) to protect the environment and meet the legal obligations, Nova Scotia is moving away from coal-based electricity and towards the use of fuels that are cleaner and lower in carbon such as natural gas and renewables. Nova Scotia’s Renewable Electricity Plan is making the province greener and cleaner. It supports the federal requirement to dramatically reduce the use of coal. The plan and the Renewable Electricity Regulations laid out a clear set of legal requirements: 25 per cent renewable electricity supply by 2015, and 40 per cent by 2020.
Goal/Aim: 
Support investment in renewable energy technologies

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Nova Scotia Department of Energy

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies stimulating domestic use of biomass => availability for export
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2004
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014