Canada’s 5% renewable fuels rule to take effect on 15 December

01 September 2010 19:29  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--Canada’s regulation requiring a 5% average renewable fuel content in gasoline will take effect on 15 December, the country’s environment ministry said on Wednesday.

The measure was part of the government’s policy to reduce greenhouse gas emission in the transportation sector, which accounted for about one quarter of the country’s overall greenhouse gas emission, said environment minister Jim Prentice.

The government also aimed to implement a requirement for 2% of renewable content in diesel fuel and heating oil, subject to demonstration of technical feasibility, the ministry said.

Overall, Canada aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17% from 2005 levels, by 2020, it said.

Canada was also working with the US on a common standard to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, the ministry added.

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