‘More likely to drive change than the carbon tax,’ advocates say clean fuel standard may lead to Canadian planes flying on biofuels
By Jolson LimOct. 23, 2017
With no other way for the aviation industry to significantly cut their carbon emissions, airliners see biofuels as the only solution to meeting soon-to-come regulations on renewable fuels use.
WestJet and Air Canada, its plane pictured here, are among airline companies devoting resources to studying the suply of biojet fuels in Canada. Photo courtesy of Flickr
Potential aviation-specific regulations in Canada’s new clean fuel standard, set to take effect in 2019, might jumpstart domestic production of biofuels that may soon power jets for popular carriers such as Air Canada and WestJet, say advocates.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.
Gerald Butts has removed himself from the daily political grind of strategizing how to keep the Liberals in power. But observers say it's unlikely he will be consigned to watch the campaign unfold from the sidelines.
SNC-Lavalin risks a takeover if it's convicted. But aside from likely outrage in Quebec, Ottawa can find other builders for its infrastructure plans if the company is banned from bidding on federal contracts, experts say
The Quebec company had extensive access to government ministers and top staffers, and was the only organization registered to lobby for allowing deferred prosecution agreements for white collar crimes.