Canada

Renewable Fuels Regulations (SOR/2010-189)

Executive
Regulation/Rules
Passed in 2010
The Renewable Fuels Regulations (the Regulations) are a key element of the Government's Renewable Fuels Strategy. The objective of the Regulations is to reduce GHG emissions by mandating an average 5% renewable fuel content based on the gasoline volume. The Regulations are estimated to result in an incremental reduction of GHG emissions of about 1 MT CO2e per year over and above the reductions attributable to existing provincial requirements already in place. The Regulations fulfill the commitments under the Renewable Fuels Strategy of reducing GHG emissions from liquid petroleum fuels and create a demand for renewable fuels in Canada.

Documents
Related litigation cases
  • Syncrude Canada Ltd. v. Attorney General of Canada (Federal Court of Appeal 2016)

    Opened in 2016 Filing

    In 2011, Syncrude Canada requested independent review of the regulation that requires two percent of the content of all its diesel fuels to be renewable, even what it produces for its own use. Syncrude took the case to court when Environment Canada and Climate Change Canada rejected that request,...

from the Grantham Research Institute
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