On November 17th, the CBA submitted a response to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s (MOECC) proposed Ontario Offset Credits Regulation and incorporated protocol, EBR 013-1460. The CBA encouraged the MOECC to develop and implement offset initiative protocols and offset credit regulations that reflect the best available science and methodologies and enable biogas and RNG stakeholders to participate effectively in the province’s cap and trade market. CBA’s submission to Ontario Offset Credits Regulation and incorporated protocol is available to members.
The province of Ontario has developed a proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework (“Framework”). Together with the Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building a Circular Economy and Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan, the proposed Framework will help Ontario build a circular economy and fight climate change. The CBA is preparing a submission to the Food and Organic Waste Framework EBR Posting 013-1814 and welcomes your input by December 20th. The MOECC is accepting submissions until January 15th.
On October 6th, the CBA submitted a response to the Ministry of Transportation’s EBR Posting 013-1381, Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP). The CBA commended the Ministry of Transportation on their leadership to incentivize low-carbon fuels, but notes the limited mention of RNG in the new GCVP. The CBA encourages the Ministry to include RNG in their long-term vision as a proven, low-risk fuel to decarbonize Ontario’s commercial transportation sector. CBA’s submission to the Green Commercial Vehicle Program is available to members.More Updates
Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard aims to reduce carbon pollution by 30 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030 – equal to taking more than seven million cars off the road. Working with Navius Research, Clean Energy Canada designed a version of the Clean Fuel Standard in line with the federal government’s plans for the policy. The report, What a Clean Fuel Standard Can Do for Canada, outlines two modelled designs, one of them being a requirement to use 5% RNG by 2030 for building and industry. It was found that the RNG mandate model would lead to more job creation and economic growth.
On November 20th, the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced a $155-million program that will fund clean technology projects in the areas of energy, mining and forestry, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental outcomes. Funding is open to natural resources and clean technology firms, federal researchers, Indigenous organizations and groups, and post-secondary institutions. Visit Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth Program webpage for more information.
On November 16th, countries representing half of the global population and 37 percent of the global economy agreed to scale up the low-carbon bioeconomy, and develop collective targets prescribing the contribution of sustainable bioenergy to final energy demand, and as a percentage of transport fuel use. A declaration titled “Scaling Up the Low Carbon Bioeconomy” was adopted at the COP23 Climate Change Conference in Bonn by member countries of the Biofuture Platform which includes Ministers and high-level representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Paraguay, Philippines, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.More News
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