Canada publishes framework for design of Clean Fuel Standard

December 14, 2017 |

In Canada, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, moved Canada a step closer to using cleaner fuels, with the release of the regulatory framework outlining the proposed design of Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard. The framework will provide the basis for technical discussions and regulations that will require the use of cleaner fuels in vehicles, industries, and buildings. This is one of the ways in which Canada is taking bold action to ensure a sustainable planet for future generations, build a clean economy, and create more opportunities for middle-class Canadians.

Officials from Environment and Climate Change Canada will engage industry, other governments, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders to work through the technical details of the Clean Fuel Standard with the aim of publishing draft regulations by late 2018.

The Clean Fuel Standard will require fuel producers, importers, or distributors to reduce the amount of carbon pollution associated with liquid, solid, and gaseous fuels. They will be able to do this by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions produced during any part of a fuel’s lifecycle—whether they are released during production, when transporting the fuel to processors and end users, or when the fuel is combusted. The Clean Fuel Standard will be a flexible regulation that will provide a wide range of compliance options for fuel producers, importers, or distributors.

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