"New measures will allow fuel savings of up to $8000 per year, per
vehicle, by 2018."
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Today the Honourable Peter Kent,
Canada's Environment Minister,announced final regulations to improve fuel efficiency and reduce
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles and
engines. This is another step in our plan to align our environmental
regulations with the United States.
"With these tough new measures, GHG emissions from 2018 model-year
heavy-duty vehicles will be reduced by up to 23 per cent," said
Minister Kent. "The regulations will also lead to improved fuel
efficiency. For example, a semi-truck operator driving a 2018
model-year vehicle will save up to $8,000 per year in fuel."
The Regulations 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. The Regulations will
remain in full effect for all subsequent model-year vehicles, which
will be required to adhere to the 2018 standard, and will result in GHG
reductions of 19.1 megatonnes over the lifetime of the 2014-2018
"Our Government continues to align our measures with the United States,"
said Minister Kent." Since 2005, Canada has reduced its overall GHG
emissions by 6.5%."
These regulations are another example of the success the Government of
Canada is having working collaboratively with its partners in the
United States to harmonize standards and reduce greenhouse gas
The Government of Canada is committed to reducing Canada's GHG
emissions, and has backed up that commitment by taking a number of
measures. For example, we are:
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 that uses
traditional technology will eventually be closed, with the first plants
closing in the next few years.
Consulting on regulations for cars and light trucks for model years 2017
to 2025. Our action to date will see GHGs from cars and light trucks
fall by up to 50% by 2025 compared to 2008 models.
Implementing regulations requiring 5% renewable fuel in gasoline.
For more information on Canada's action, consult our timeline.
For more information and to view a backgrounder on this announcement,
please visit the Web site of Environment Canada at http://www.ec.gc.ca/.
- Canada Continues to Align Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measures with the
United States (Backgrounder)
Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
(Également offert en français)
SOURCE: Environment Canada