Pollution Probe produced and submitted a report to express its views on the proposed changes to the regulations. The report’s findings were shaped by Pollution Probe’s research in partnership with Lafarge Canada on its low-carbon fuels demonstration project in Bath, Ontario.[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Read more” align=”right” style=”3d” color=”orange” size=”md” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebr.gov.on.ca%2FERS-WEB-External%2Fdisplaynoticecontent.do%3FnoticeId%3DMTIyMDkz%26statusId%3DMTg3NzM5%26language%3Den||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row]
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The Government of Ontario has revised its regulations relating to reducing coal use in energy-intensive industries. The changes allow those industries, such as cement, lime, iron and steel, to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by switching from coal and coke to alternative low-carbon fuels, including biomass and non-recyclable residual waste. Facilities seeking to take advantage of this switch will no longer need to obtain approval to operate as a “waste disposal site,” but do still need to meet Ontario’s standards for air emissions and wastewater discharges. The regulations come into force on May 1, 2015.