The Clean Gas Coalition, led by the Canadian Biogas Association, have developed a policy proposal for a Clean Gas Standard in Canada. The Clean Gas Standard will increase the supply and demand for clean gas, including biogas, renewable natural gas (RNG), and low-carbon hydrogen which will lead to substantial reductions in GHG emissions and help Canada meet its climate goals.
Despite the introduction of environmental regulations and incentive programs by the federal government, such as the Clean Fuel Regulations and investment tax credits for low-carbon energy, these policies do not provide sufficient support for biogas & RNG.
To address this, the Clean Gas Coalition has developed a policy proposal for a Clean Gas Standard. The Standard would require natural gas distributors to decrease the carbon intensity of the gaseous fuel stream by introducing clean gas into the domestic market. The Coalition has already met with the Government of Canada to outline the policy proposal and start a discussion on how it could be implemented.