Emissions Trading Registry

Alberta has a sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides emissions trading program for the electricity sector. It is one part of an overall emissions management framework for the electricity sector in Alberta. The Emissions Trading Registry is established by the Emissions Trading Regulation (Alberta Regulation 33 / 2006) under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.

This Registry is managed by Alberta Environment. Questions or comments about the website or the nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide emissions trading program may be addressed to: emissiontrading@gov.ab.ca

Nitrogen Oxides
YearBalance on
Jan. 1
No. Credits CreatedNo. Credits RetiredBalance as of
Dec. 31
2006 0 63510 6351
2007 6351 210480 27399
2008 27399 85570 35956
2009 35956 71890 43145
2010 43145 6368163 49350
2011 49350 51730 54523
2012 54523 70580 61581
2013 61581 50421004 65619
2014 65619 47902180 68229
2015 68229 7558762 75025
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* Operators commonly wait two years before requesting credits. See the "Documents" link on the sidebar for a list of pending credits.

Sulphur Dioxide
YearBalance on
Jan. 1
No. Credits CreatedNo. Credits RetiredBalance as of
Dec. 31
2006 0 54150 5415
2007 5415 59101166 10159
2008 10159 75690 17728
2009 17728 61500 23878
2010 23878 414313 28008
2011 28008 52450 33253
2012 33253 59400 39193
2013 39193 32333350 39076
2014 39076 13881827 38637
2015 38637 37681372 41033
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* Operators commonly wait two years before requesting credits. See the "Documents" link on the sidebar for a list of pending credits.