Using more renewable fuels

When it comes to clean energy, wind and solar are just the beginning. Biomass – energy from forest waste – is helping communities reduce their reliance on diesel. Hydrogen is now helping to power our cars and trucks, keeping our air cleaner. And renewable natural gas can heat our homes and cool our hockey rinks, making sure we have the fuel we need with less pollution.

Renewable fuels are key to reaching our climate goals, and creating good, well-paying jobs for Canadians.

Fueling the future

Forests are an important source of jobs in many Indigenous communities in British Columbia. Those forests can also help power communities. The Esk’etmc First Nation in Alkali Lake is developing biomass as a source of power, allowing them to reduce reliance on propane for their church, fire hall, band office and homes.

Taking action on a renewable fuel future for Canada

Since 2016, the Government of Canada has made major investments that support the development and deployment of renewable fuels across Canada:

Supporting policies and regulations

Driving to zero

In 2019, Canada announced new ambitious targets for light-duty Zero Emissions Vehicle sales and deployment:

10 percent ZEV by 2025 30 percent ZEV by 2030 100 percent ZEV by 2040

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