Government Seeking Input on Clean Fuel Standard
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Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is seeking stakeholder input to support development of the recently announced Clean Fuel Standard. In its discussion paper released on February 24, the ECCC says the Clean Fuel Standard will be a modern, flexible, performance-based approach that would incent the use of a broad range of lower carbon fuels, alternative energy sources, and technologies such as electricity, hydrogen, and renewable fuels, including renewable natural gas. It would address a broad suite of fuels, including gaseous, solid and liquid fuels, and would go beyond transportation fuels to include those used in industry, homes and buildings. The Clean Fuel Standard is intended to reduce 30 megatonnes of annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 to contribute to Canada’s overall GHG mitigation target of 30 per cent emissions below 2005 levels by 2030.
The Canadian Propane Association (CPA) is actively involved on this file and is promoting propane as a low carbon fuel. CPA staff attended a stakeholder workshop in early March, met with ECCC staff responsible for the Standard, and will be submitting feedback on the discussion paper. The discussion paper can be viewed at the CEPA 1999 Environmental Registry.
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