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Clean Fuel Standard framework charts the right course for Canada

VANCOUVER—Environment and Climate Change Canada today released its Clean Fuel Standard Regulatory Framework. Jeremy Moorhouse, senior analyst at Clean Energy Canada, said the following in response:

“The Clean Fuel Standard is one of Canada’s most important climate change policies, cutting more carbon pollution than any other measure in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

“According to our research, the standard would also create tens of thousands of jobs in Canada’s clean fuel sector, growing a new segment of our economy.

“The framework released today charts the right course for developing the draft regulation over the coming months, making it clear that all fuels used in Canadian cars, homes and industry need to get cleaner over time.

“While the framework provides no implementation date—something we would like to see soon—it confirms that the Clean Fuel Standard will cut 30 million tonnes of carbon pollution by 2030. That’s equal to taking more than seven million cars off the road that year.

“We look forward to supporting the federal government’s work as it makes this policy a reality nationwide.”


  • Clean Energy Canada’s research found that a strong Clean Fuel Standard would increase economic activity in clean fuels by up to $5.6 billion a year. It would also create up to 31,000 jobs for the skilled workers needed to build, operate and supply new clean fuel facilities.
  • The federal government announced the Clean Fuel Standard on November 25, 2016, as part of its Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada plans to publish a draft regulation in 2018 and a final regulation by mid-2019.
  • B.C., California and Oregon all use versions of the Clean Fuel Standard to cut carbon pollution from their transportation sectors.


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