Saturday, November 26, 2016

Canada Plans New Fuel Rules, Aims 30 Megatonne Emissions Cut by 2030

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Canada will require reduced carbon footprints for all fuels so that the country can achieve a 30-megatonne cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, the country's environment department said on Friday.

The government will not mandate specific changes to fuels and will focus just on reducing their emissions, officials said after a government announcement in Toronto.

Precise steps are to be determined after consultations, including with Canada's provinces and relevant industries, and the government will release a discussion paper in February 2017, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Canada's new measures, the "Clean Fuel Standard," will aim to reduce fuels' carbon intensity, a measure of emissions relative to the amount of energy derived, according to the environment department.

Separately Canada announced on Monday it will virtually eliminate the use of traditional coal-fired electricity by 2030.

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