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A climate gift or a lump of coal? : Emission impacts of Canadian and U.S. greenhouse gas regulations in the electricity sector




This policy brief addresses this question of GHG impacts. It explores two aspects of the GHG reductions that will occur as a result of the proposed U.S. policy and the Canadian regulations: GHG impacts on total national emissions pledges and on sector emissions. In both cases, it assesses the GHG impact in 2020, the Copenhagen pledge year and, in 2030, the period when nationally determined contributions are contemplated.



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