Clean Fuel Standard

Name of policy Clean Fuel Standard
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Canada
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Codes and standards
      • Product standards
Sector name
  • Transport
    • Electricity and heat
      Policy description The Government of Canada plans to put in place Clean Fuel Standard Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The objective of the proposed regulations is to achieve 30 Mt of annual reductions in GHG emissions by 2030, contributing to Canada’s effort to achieve its overall GHG mitigation target of 30% emission reduction below 2005 levels by 2030.
      Policy type
      • Changing activity
      • Energy efficiency
      • Renewables
      • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
      • Non-energy5
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Planned
      Date of decision 2017
      Start date of implementation 2019
      End date of implementation
      High impact GHG reduction
      Impact indicator


      Source or references https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/managing-pollution/energy-production/fuel-regulations/clean-fuel-standard.html
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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