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Province Announces New Measures To Reduce Geenhouse-Gas Emissions

New measures for the Manitoba Climate and Green Plan are expected to deliver approximately 220,000 tonnes of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions reductions per year.
 
The province has announced new blend requirements for ethanol in gasoline and for biodiesel in diesel.
 
“We are taking the steps necessary to meet our GHG reduction targets, and have extensively worked with and consulted stakeholders,” said Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard. “We are leading the nation with our creation of a cumulative GHG reduction goal as part of our carbon savings account — a made-in-Manitoba solution to address climate change in our province.”
 
Effective January 1, 2021 the amount of ethanol required in gasoline will increase to 9.25 per cent from 8.5 per cent.
 
It will further grow to 10 per cent on January 1, 2022.
 
The biodiesel requirement will increase to 3.5 per cent from two per cent on January 1, 2021, and will rise again to five per cent on January 1, 2022.
 
These amendments are expected to account for about 10 per cent of Manitoba’s one-megatonne target for the first carbon savings account for the period ending in 2022.
 
Over time, they will result in yearly reductions of approximately 220,000 tonnes of GHG emissions.
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