Automobiles and light trucks account for about 11% of Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions. In an effort to reduce this number, the Government of Canada is reviewing light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards.
“Cleaner cars are good news for the planet, and they save Canadians money at the pump,” says Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
“This means more money in the pockets of middle-class families. We’re committed to cutting pollution across the transportation sector while maintaining a strong and competitive auto industry. This review will help us enact regulations that will protect the environment and grow the economy.”
The consultations will focus on a wide range of issues and emerging trends in the transportation industry. Some examples include the following:
- the cost savings for Canadians, which result from more fuel-efficient vehicles
- the cost of compliance with existing light-duty vehicle regulations
- Canada’s commitments under the Paris climate change agreement and Canada’s clean growth and climate action plan
- the competitiveness of the Canadian auto industry within an integrated North American market for vehicle manufacturing and trade
Interested Canadians can submit their comments by email to Environment and Climate Change Canada until September 28, 2018.