In December 2009, Alberta Environment released a Draft Report entitled Technical Guidance for Offset Project Developers for public review and comments to be received before January 7, 2010.

The purpose of the Draft Report is to assist Offset market participants in implementing Offset projects where the intended final purchaser is a facility regulated under the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation. The guide then goes on to outline the process and requirements for undertaking offset projects in Alberta. A finalized Report is expected to be released in the spring of 2010.

While the comment period is now closed, the draft report is still available for review on Alberta Environment’s website at

http://environment.alberta.ca/1238.html