Updated: November 2013
Part 3 Agreements Consultation
The Ministry is seeking comments on intentions to develop the Part 3 Agreements Program. The Ministry's intention paper is available here: Part 3 Agreements Consultation Paper. Anyone wishing to provide comments is required to do so by November 22, 2013. Instructions for submitting comments are given at the end of the intentions paper.
Renewable & Low Carbon Fuel Regulation
The Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation (Regulation) reduces British Columbia's reliance on non-renewable fuels, helps reduce the environmental impact of transportation fuels and contributes to a new, low-carbon economy. The Regulation enables the Province to set benchmarks for the amount of renewable fuel in B.C.’s transportation fuel blends, reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels and meet its commitment to adopt a low-carbon fuel standard. This legislation supports British Columbia’s goal to lower provincial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 33 percent by 2020.
The Regulation diversifies B.C.’s transportation fuel supply, decreases GHG emissions and establishes a market for low-carbon fuels by:
- Encouraging suppliers to determine how best to meet the requirements in accordance with consumer demand and market forces;
- Reducing reliance on non-renewable fuels; and
- Encouraging emerging cleaner fuel technologies.
The Regulation reduces the carbon intensity of transportation fuels through two major requirements:
Part 2 (Renewable) Fuel Requirement
- five percent renewable content in gasoline
- four percent renewable content in diesel
Part 3 (Low Carbon) Fuel Requirement
- ten percent reduction in carbon intensity by 2020
The use of renewable fuel in 2010 saved 418,919 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the environment, the equivalent of about 82,000 cars being removed from the road. (see RLCF-007-2010)
Transportation Fuel Reporting System
The Ministry is developing the Transportation Fuel Reporting System (TFRS), available online at https://a100.gov.bc.ca/ext/tfrs/Welcome.aspx.
Suppliers who wish to submit credits for validation can now use TFRS to request validation of credits resulting from the supply of low carbon fuels. Access to TFRS requires a valid BCeID, obtainable from https://www.bceid.ca/.
Significant enhancements are being developed to enable credit tracking and exchange as well as full compliance reporting for both Part 2 (Renewable) Fuel Requirements by March 2014 and Part 3 (Low Carbon) Fuel Requirements by March 2015.
Carbon Intensity Application
For more information, please see: