Factsheet: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements) Act
Description: 
The Act (B.C. Reg. 394/2008 includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 335/2012, January 1, 2014) has two parts that reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from fuel: Part 2 sets requirements for renewable content; Part 3 requires greenhouse gas emission intensity reductions. Part 2 of the Act requires fuel suppliers to include renewable content in the gasoline and diesel pools. In 2012, suppliers were required to include five percent renewable content in the gasoline pool, and four percent renewable content in the diesel pool. The renewable fuel requirements apply to fuel that is used for transportation or heating. Part 3 of the Act requires fuel suppliers to reduce greenhouse gases by reducing the carbon intensity of the fuel mix that they supply. This provides a strong incentive to supply fuels with low carbon intensity.
Goal/Aim: 
Support investment in renewable energy technologies

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Energy, Mines

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies ensuring sustainable production of biomass
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2008
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014