By Saxe Law
June 4, 2015 - Ontario’s energy intensive industries have finally been permitted to burn many kinds of waste, in place of coal. Cement companies, among others, are now looking for sufficient quantities of eligible biomass they can dry and burn to fuel their kilns. With cap and trade on the way, this is an important and overdue step to allow Ontario’s Large Final Emitters to reduce their carbon emissions.
O. Reg. 79/15: Alternative Low-Carbon Fuels, allows facilities that otherwise burn coal or coke to apply for permission to burn alternative fuels with a lower carbon dioxide emission intensity.