Clean Fuel Standard: Discussion Paper Download

Introduction

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is consulting with provinces, territories, stakeholders as well as Indigenous Peoples to develop a regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the increased use of lower carbon fuels and alternative technologies.

The purpose of this discussion paper is to facilitate consultations by seeking early views to help inform the development of the regulatory framework in advance of developing a Clean Fuel Standard. It lays out different approaches being used in other jurisdictions and poses technical questions related to the potential applicability of various elements including scope, timing and stringency. ECCC will undertake meaningful consultations with provinces, territories and Indigenous Peoples, as well as with a range of stakeholders (e.g., environmental non-governmental organizations, industry) to ensure that relevant expertise and perspectives are considered in the development of the standard. Interested parties are asked to submit written comments on this discussion paper

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