Canadian Biomass Magazine

Federal Clean Fuel Standard a ‘flexible regulation’

December 14, 2017
By Maria Church

Dec. 14, 2017 - The federal government has released its Clean Fuel Standard with the aim of publishing draft regulations by late next year.

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Environment and climate change minister Catherine McKenna said the standard will “give Canadians better access to clean fuels and will make a significant cut in Canada’s carbon pollution.”

The standard will require fuel producers, importers, or distributors to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced during any part of a fuel’s lifecycle, including production, transportation to processors and end users, and when the fuel is combusted.

According to the government release, the Clean Fuel Standard will be a “flexible regulation” with a range of compliance options. The goal is to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions by 30 million tonnes a year by 2030.

Find the full Clean Fuel Standard publication here.


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