By Ellen Cools
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced today that the province will be implementing the “Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan,” which will increase the ethanol and biodiesel content for its transportation fuels.
“We have the cleanest electricity in Canada already and soon we will have the cleanest fuels in Canada too,” said Pallister in a statement. “Manitoba is leading the country once again.”
These new clean fuel standards will reduce the province’s emissions by 400,000 tonnes in five years.
The province plans to increase the ethanol content requirement of gasoline from 8.5 per cent to 10 per cent, and the biodiesel content of diesel from two per cent to five per cent. In the next few months, industry, stakeholders and the public will be consulted with to determine any necessary regulation changes.