Factsheet: Renewable Fuels Standard Regulation Climate Change and Emissions Management Act

Renewable Fuels Standard Regulation Climate Change and Emissions Management Act

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Renewable Fuels Standard Regulation Climate Change and Emissions Management Act
Description: 
Alberta’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) requires renewable fuels be included in fuels that are sold to customers like gasoline and diesel. A fuel supplier must ensure that the gasoline fuel that it places in the Alberta market in a compliance period contains, on average, no less than 5% qualifying renewable alcohol content by volume. The Act includes: Renewable Fuels Standard and Requirements - Reporting, Records and Greenhouse Gas Validators - Enforcement - Administrative Penalties - Offences
Goal/Aim: 
Support investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy
Responsible Authority: 
Ministry Responsible Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies stimulating domestic use of biomass => availability for export
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2010