1. What is cap and trade?
The provincial government's cap-and-trade program, which started on Jan. 1, 2017, sets a target to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Ontario. Union Gas is required to buy emission allowances for the natural gas you use, and those
costs are recovered on your bill. The government plans to use the funds raised by this program to support Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan. Visit our cap-and-trade website to learn more.
2. How much will cap and trade increase my bill?
The current cost of GHG emission allowances – about 3.3 cents per cubic metre (m3) of natural gas used – is included in the Delivery line on your bill. The price of emission allowances can change over time, but the Ontario Energy Board
must approve all costs before they're charged to you. By using the calculator found at
our cap-and-trade website, you can estimate what cap and trade is costing you.
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