Cap and trade program in effect January 1, 2017

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Published on: December 2, 2016

Enbridge Gas Distribution

On January 1, 2017, Ontario begins a cap and trade program as part of changes intended to lower levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the province.

As part of the program, there will be costs related to the GHG emissions from natural gas used in homes and businesses.

The government has indicated that it will use money generated from the sale of GHG allowances to pay for environmental initiatives that reduce GHGs, such as energy efficiency retrofits which help reduce energy use. Watch the Ontario Government video to learn more.

We support the goal of reducing GHG emissions to combat climate change and believe that both natural gas, and Enbridge, can play an important role in helping to reduce overall emissions in Ontario.

As your natural gas distributor, the government requires us to acquire GHG allowances to cover the emissions for the natural gas consumed by our residential and business customers starting in January 2017. The cost to you will depend on how much natural gas you use.