Today, the government of Canada announced an intention to update the Clean Electricity Regulations (CER) and open a 30-day comment period for additional consultation. The announcement follows a 75-day public comment period that ended Nov.
The twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss demand both immediate and thoughtful action. We must urgently transition away from fossil fuels – the main driver of climate change – but we must do so in a manner that avoids perpetuating the harms caused by current energy production practices.
The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) applauds the federal government for introducing an Electric Vehicle (EV) Availability Standard which will ensure that at least 20 per cent of new vehicles sold by 2026 are zero emission, increasing to 60 per cent by 2030 and 100 per cent by 2035.