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Memes gas emissions greenhouse for the United States and Canada

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Canada and the United States announced common standards for the regulation of emissions of greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles

The Government of Canada today released a new regulation proposes more stringent aimed at reducing the emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new vehicles. This regulation would be consistent with the mandatory national standards of the United States, and, for the model year 2011. Publication today of the draft Regulations on emissions of greenhouse gases has a passenger auto and trucks lightweight is the next step in the process announced in April 2009 by Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment.

"Since last May, we collaborate with the United States to put in place for the whole of North America, standards designed to regulate emissions of greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles, "stated Minister Prentice. "We are pleased to take this next step in the harmonization of our measures against climate change with the Obama administration, a step that will protect our environment and to establish a level playing field for North automotive industry American-highly integrated. "

This new regulation would provide certainty to the automotive industry while appealing a significant technological improvements to vehicles to ensure the reduction of GHG emissions. Following the implementation of the regulations, it is expected that the average yield of GHG emissions of new vehicles for model year 2016 will be lower by about 25% to that of vehicles sold in 2008. It is expected was that these improvements provide a cumulative reduction of GHG emissions by 92 MT CO2-equivalent for the duration of life of vehicles of model years 2011 to 2016 sold in Canada.

A first draft of regulations was published in December 2009 for consultation with the provinces, territories and the various stakeholders. Their views were taken into account in the elaboration of the regulations appears today www.ec.gc.ca / vehicle-regs and will be published in the Canada Gazette, April 17, 2010. After a official period of 60 days for collecting public comments, it is expected that the final regulations will be published in Part II of the Canada Gazette has been 2010 and it is effective for the year model 2011.

Canada is committed to reducing by 2020 its total emissions of greenhouse gas emissions by 17% compared to 2005 levels, a target which reflects the importance of aligning the strategy of the United States. The reduction of GHGs from new motor vehicles will help us materially in achieving this goal. Cars and light trucks account for about 12% of total GHG emissions in Canada.

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