The purpose of this discussion paper is to facilitate consultations by seeking early views to help inform the development of the regulatory framework in advance of developing a Clean Fuel Standard. It lays out different approaches being used in other jurisdictions and poses technical questions related to the potential applicability of various elements including scope, timing and stringency. ECCC will undertake meaningful consultations with provinces, territories and Indigenous Peoples, as well as with a range of stakeholders e. Interested parties are asked to submit written comments on this discussion paper details are provided at the end of the paper.
The first of six new ships was recently launched at Gulf Coast Shipyard in Gulfport, Mississippi and is expected to be christened and pressed into service later this year. The text from the Federal Commission Newsroom is as follows: I am a Commissioner with the U.
I should emphasize that my thoughts and comments here are mine and mine alone — they do not reflect the position of the Commission, and they should not be construed to represent the positions of any of my fellow Commissioners.
The Obama Administration strongly supports LNG as a marine fuel and is investing in the utilization of the fuel on ocean going ships. There is an abundant supply of natural gas in America.
Natural gas has some positive environmental benefits when compared to traditional marine fuels. Considering the economics, natural gas is a more cost effective fuel source than marine residual and distillate fuels.
The maritime industry is in the process of developing, converting and constructing LNG powered vessels. Bunkering for LNG vessels is an important component that is being explored and examined.
This afternoon I will address these points. He was sworn in on January 10, Commissioner Doyle served over a decade as an officer in the U. Merchant Marine, serving aboard numerous classes of vessels. Combined, Commissioner Doyle has over 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, including both the maritime and energy sectors.
Throughout his career, he has held several senior executive positions in the industry. The first project is a public-private partnership between the Maritime Administration and U.
The second project includes a study being conducted by the U. With respect to the inland waterways, there is an ongoing Pittsburgh Marine Corridor Natural Gas Feasibility Assessment which is examining whether realistic opportunities exist for converting inland waterways vessels from diesel to natural gas propulsion.
Next, the Port of Pittsburgh is funding the assessment and requirements of potential fueling sites as well as a cost benefit analysis for the conversion of vessels to LNG. About 34 million tons of cargo move through the Port of Pittsburg each year. Approximately 45, jobs are dependent upon this inland waterway transportation system.
Department of Energy and the U. Maritime Administration are involved in these projects along with the Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities non-profit organization, the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the Benedum Foundation, and other industry companies.Canada announces plans for national low-carbon fuel standard By Erin Voegele | November 28, On Nov.
25, the government of Canada announced plans to develop a low-carbon fuel standard that would require reductions in the carbon footprint of fuels supplied in the nation based on lifecycle analysis.
US shale firms offer $ million to aid Texas, New Mexico. CNBC -- More than a dozen top U.S. energy companies have pledged $ million toward easing stresses on health care, education and civic infrastructure from the shale oil and gas boom in West Texas and New Mexico, the group said on .
The Well-To-Wheels (WTW) methodology is widely used for policy making in the transportation sector. In this paper updated WTW calculations are provided, relying on statistic data, for the carbon intensity (CI) of the European electricity mix; detail is provided for electricity consumed in . Colorado adopts California clean-car standard.
Automotive News -- Colorado has become the 13th state, along with the District of Columbia, to adopt low-emission vehicle standards based on those of California, increasing the challenge for automakers facing the prospect of a bifurcated car market as the Trump administration tries to weaken federal fuel efficiency standards.
There are two basic operations possible in the universe, analysis and synthesis. That is, breaking one large object into smaller parts, or assembly smaller parts into one larger object. There are some truths that I strive to preach, for lack of a better word, in today's information-culture wars propagated in our corrupt mainstream media.