This week, the Government of Canada announced final regulations to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles and engines. For more information visit here:http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=714D9AAE-1&news=3FC39747-ABF2-470A-A99E-48CA2B881E97

  • The Government of Canada continues to align our GHG measures with our continental partner, the United States.
  • This week, Minister Kent announced final regulations to improve fuel efficiency and reduce GHG emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles and engines.
  • They will establish progressively more stringent standards for 2014 to 2018 model-year heavy-duty vehicles such as full-size pick-ups, semi-trucks, garbage trucks and buses.
  • These measures will allow fuel savings of up to $8000 per year, per vehicle, by 2018 for Canadian drivers.
  • Furthermore, these measures will reduce GHG emissions from 2018 model year heavy-duty vehicles by up to 23% and will result in GHG reductions of 19.1 megatonnes over the lifetime of the vehicles.
  • Canada is halfway towards meeting its commitment to reduce GHG emissions by 17% from 2005 levels by 2020.
  • Our Government is committed to reducing Canada’s GHG emissions, and has backed up that commitment by taking a number of measures. For example, we are:
    1. Implementing regulations to reduce GHGs from coal-fired electricity plants, which will reduce GHGs by 214 megatonnes over the period 2015–2035. We expect that every coal-fired plant in Canada will eventually be closed, with the first plants closing in the next few years.
    2. Consulting on regulations that will see GHGs from cars and light trucks fall by 50% by 2025.
    3. Implementing regulations requiring 5% renewable fuel in gasoline.
  • Our Government remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security.