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December 18, 2017,

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The Government of Canada plans to put in place clean fuel standard regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The objective of the proposed regulations is to achieve 30 megatonnes of annual reductions in GHG emissions by 2030, contributing to Canada’s effort to achieve its overall GHG mitigation target of 30% emission reduction below 2005 levels by 2030. The clean fuel standard will establish lifecycle carbon intensity requirements separately for liquid, gaseous and solid fuels that are used in transportation, industry and buildings. This performance-based approach will incent innovation, development and use of a broad range of low carbon fuels, energy sources and technologies… by the Government of Canada.

Canada’s national clean fuels strategy will apply to every kind of fuel — be it liquid, solid or gas, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Wednesday. McKenna released the broad brushstrokes of the standard, which aims to eliminate at least 30 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually by 2030… by Mia Rabson.

Dec. 11, 2017 – The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) held its annual conference in Ottawa in September 2017. Only a few months before, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had announced the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the new national plan to meet Canada’s emissions reduction targets, grow the economy, and build resilience to a changing climate.

WPAC wanted to make sure that government understood how wood pellets could be used to generate power and heat while helping Canada fight climate change and meet the country’s 2030 emissions reduction targets… by Gordon Murray.

A new partnership between SME Instrument innovator Steeper Energy and biofuel joint venture Silva Green Fuel will open the road to producing commercial-scale transport biofuels. With the growth of global trade, heavy and long-haul transport sector emissions are on the rise. The availability of low carbon options for road diesel, marine and jet biofuels will help companies and countries meet carbon reduction targets… by the European Commission