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Feds say clean fuel standard can make LNG ‘more efficient than coal’, despite report’s warning

By Mike Lapointe      

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers calls the recent Global Energy Monitor report 'misleading', and says Canada has the 'strongest environmental performance' among LNG-producing nations.

Liberal MP Sean Fraser, parliamentary secretary to the minister of environment and climate change, says the government has to look at the entire energy spectrum 'to identify a plan that’s going to bring emissions down.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

A recent Global Energy Monitor report says the projected growth of the global Liquefied Natural Gas sector could be “worse than the coal boom,” but, with 18 LNG facilities proposed across Canada, the government says part of the rationale for its clean fuel standard is to help manage the life cycle of fuels to ensure a decrease in total emissions.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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