GHG Abatement in Central Canada with Interprovincial Cooperation

  • Richard Loulou
  • Amit Kanudia
  • Denis Lavigne


This paper reports on the use of an advanced multi-reg/ on, bottom-up model (Extended MARKAL) for an in-depth investigation of the responses by the Quebec-Ontario energy system to a series of increasingly severe greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets. For each target, the responses are analyzed under four policies resulting from the adoption (or not) of a joint emissions target and of electricity exchanges. Results indicate significant cost ,savings and a reduction in the need for nuclear energy in Ontario, which suggests that cooperative responses to GHG emissions caps should be seriously considered by the two provinces.