Avoided Emissions Policy: Intentions Paper for Consultation

The Ministry has identified concerns with the current policy of including a credit for 100% of the avoided methane emissions from utilizing waste inputs in the fuel lifecycle and is considering policy alternatives. The Ministry is seeking feedback regarding the policy under consideration for determining emission avoidance credits.

The B.C. Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation requires that fuel carbon intensities are determined through a lifecycle assessment, which often includes a credit for the avoided emissions from co-product displacement and sometimes include the avoided emissions from waste inputs.

The purpose of this intentions paper is to inform stakeholders of relevant background information regarding this issue, to discuss the alternatives under consideration, and to solicit feedback.

Those interested are invited to submit comments on the Ministry’s policy intentions and considerations using the instructions and questions provided in this response form. Feedback will be accepted until Friday, May 3, 2019.

Comments received will be treated with confidentiality by Ministry staff. However, comments that you provide and information that identifies you as the source of those comments may become publicly available if a Freedom of Information (FOI) request is made under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Each FOI request will be evaluated before any information is released.

Following review of comments and submissions, the Ministry will make a decision regarding the proposed policy and will publish this decision as an Information Bulletin on the website listed above.

If you have any questions or comments, please review the website above or send them to:

Email: lcfrr@gov.bc.ca

Mail:      Avoided Emissions Policy

               Low Carbon Fuels Branch

               B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources

               P.O. Box 9314 Stn Prov Govt

               Victoria, B.C. V8W 9N1