The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (the Ministry) is in the process of consulting with stakeholders regarding the British Columbia Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements) Act (Act) and the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation (Regulation) (together the BC-LCFS).
The Ministry consulted with stakeholders regarding:
- The feasibility of the carbon intensity targets, including the potential to require a 15 to 20 percent total reduction in carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 2030
- Potential policy improvements requiring amendments to the Act and/or Regulation, including cost containment, refinery improvements, improvements to Part 3 Agreements, and recognition of Biojet
- Amendments to the Act and Regulation to address issues that have been identified in the past few years that will require legislative and/or regulatory amendments
On December 1, 2017, the Ministry invited stakeholders to provide written responses to the Pathway Assessment 2017 document,
During the first phase of public consultation regarding the BC-LCFS, the Ministry received 23 unique written submissions responding to the Compliance Pathway Assessment discussion paper. Below are the PDF documents for each submission from the first phase, listed in alphabetical order.
- Advanced Biofuels Canada
- BC Hydro
- Blue Fuel Energy Corporation
- Canadian Fuels Association
- Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association
- Canfor Pulp Ltd.
- Carbon Engineering Ltd.
- ChargePoint, Inc.
- Clean Energy Canada
- Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
- FortisBC Energy Inc.
- Global Automakers of Canada
- Highbury Energy Inc.
- Husky Energy Inc.
- Hydra Energy Corporation
- Methanex Corporation
- North West Redwater Partnership
- Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
- Renewable Industries Canada
- Suncor Energy Products Partnership
A one day workshop took place in Victoria on January 31, 2018 exploring the Pathway Assessment and the potential for further carbon intensity reductions after 2020. The in-person attendees participated in a productive discussion that was followed by more than 70 teleconference participants. The workshop slideshow and list of attendees are presented below.
In the coming months, the Ministry intends to release a series of short discussion papers regarding the policy improvements mentioned above. Each discussion paper will invite focused responses to explore the topic of that paper.