Canada published its final Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations September 12, concluding that it has relaxed the standards from the draft version issued last August because utilities would not have been able to meet the stricter limits. Environment Canada published a regulatory impact analysis with the final regulations, determining that the 420 MT CO2/GWh emissions limit is based on a convergence decision among industry and provincial governments that most power plants could not achieve the originally proposed 375 MT limit. The standards take effect July 1, 2015, applying to new and existing plants.