RNG in Ontario

Made in Ontario, for Ontario

Be part of the growing green economy

Ontario is leading the fight against climate change by investing up to $100 million in cap and trade proceeds over four years to support the introduction of renewable natural gas.”
— Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Ontario is well-placed to be a leader in the next generation of clean technology solutions. In just 10 years, the province has become a North American leader in developing, using and manufacturing clean energy. Ontario's environmental and clean technology sector has 3,000 firms, employs 65,000 people, and is worth an estimated $8 billion in annual revenues and $1 billion in export earnings.

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Fuel Source Comparison in Ontario

Thanks largely to a secure and plentiful supply of natural gas, Ontario tended its reliance on coal-fired power generation.

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Committed to Renewables

Ontario’s energy system – one of the greenest and most diverse in the world – is strengthened by a major investment and expansion in renewables.

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Transportation Market

The transportation sector offers the greatest opportunity to reduce GHG emissions, with the least industrial economic impact.

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Tap into Robust Infrastructure

The biggest barrier to RNG development by municipalities is that landfill sites are located beyond the natural gas pipeline. The Union Gas transmission and distribution system can be expanded easily and economically to accommodate new sources of RNG.

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RNG at Work

The City of Hamilton produces RNG from its municipal wastewater treatment plant and injects it into the city’s natural gas distribution system.

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Cap and Trade

Funds generated by cap-and-trade emission allowances will be invested in low-carbon energies such as RNG.

  • Offset credits will be available for preventing the release of methane
  • Methane is 25x more potent than CO2 emissions
  • Eliminating methane emissions is a priority – currently burned off by landfills
  • Converting methane to RNG is a significant environmental benefit
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