Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) has released a new report card intended to create a complete picture of biofuels’ use impacts in the country.
The report card demonstrates which provinces are leading on emissions reductions in transportation and how poorly designed fuel taxation systems are raising fuel costs for fuel consumers.
The report reinforces the importance of biofuels and other non-fossil clean fuels in achieving Canada’s 2030 and 2050 emission reduction goals.
“Renewable and low carbon fuel policies were adopted provincially, starting in 2005, but information about their costs and emissions impacts has been hard to come by,” stated Ian Thomson, president of Advanced Biofuels Canada. “This report card helps policy makers better understand the role of different types of fuel regulations and alerts them to disconnects between climate policy objectives and the application of both carbon taxes and motor fuel taxes on biofuels use.”
The report’s interactive data convey key results to visualise comparative greenhouse gas reductions (absolute and per vehicle), biofuel blending levels, fuel costs and savings, biofuel capacity (existing, under development), and the impact of carbon and fuel taxes on clean fuel use.
A sampling of metrics from the Report Card:
• Ontario has the highest cumulative absolute GHG reductions 2010-2020 (17.8Mt), while Saskatchewan and British Columbia had the largest per-vehicle emissions reductions for light duty and medium/heavy duty vehicles, respectively;
• Between 2014-2020 BC’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) put the province far ahead in GHG reduction gains, delivering an impressive 99.9% improvement since 2014 (first full year of LCFS requirement).
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