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Canada And California Sign Agreement To Work Together On Clean Transportation

“California and Canada are both committed to our future with clean cars. We both recognize that cleaner vehicles and fuels will be essential to combating climate change, cleaning air in our communities and saving money for Canadians and Californians at the pump. – Mary Nichols, president of the California Air Resources Board the agreement requires Canada and California to work together to promote the use and possibility of cleaner vehicles. This will give Canadians access to a large number of vehicles, as we strive to ensure that all light commercial vehicles sold here are sold to 100% emission-free vehicles by 2040. To help us do this, this year`s federal budget offers Canadians a rebate of up to $5,000 for the qualification of emission-free vehicles and other tax incentives for companies that want to hasten emissions-free fleets. In California, automakers need to ensure that emission-free vehicles account for an increasing share of their sales, and the state wants to have five million emission-free vehicles on the road by 2030. Reactions: Canada must follow its own trajectory to meet its transportation climate commitments. With the world`s fifth-largest economy, California remains the world leader in using clean solutions to stimulate economic growth and create new jobs in the middle class. Canada is also building on ambitious measures to combat climate change and is taking concrete and effective action to reduce pollution across its economy. Cleaner vehicles and fuels are the key to meeting Canada`s climate goals. “We are pleased that Canada is sending a strong signal that it will work with California to maintain these standards, given the U.S. backtracking standards that were established under President Obama that have improved passenger vehicle efficiency by 2025. Given the growing climate crisis and progress in other transport sectors, it is not time to back down. The State of California has entered into a new partnership with Canada to promote clean vehicles and fuels.

Canada is ensuring that by 2040, 100% of all light commercial vehicles sold will be emission-free. Canada is offering a $5,000 rebate for the qualification of emission-free vehicles and other tax incentives for companies wishing to switch to emission-free fleets. Pollution knows no borders. By working with international partners and industry to find practical, affordable and cleaner practices, the Government of Canada is fighting climate change, supporting good jobs in the middle class, keeping life affordable and building the clean economy of the future. Sabrina KimPresse Secretary of the Environment and Climate Change819-743-7138sabrina.kim2@canada.ca Although it was not explicitly stated in the agreement, the text and date of the agreement suggest that Environment Canada is inclined to maintain current standards for war-related gas emissions and fuel consumption. This puts additional pressure on the U.S. federal government not to relax the standards. “In two years, we have worked very hard to reach an agreement on a North American free trade agreement that would support integrated economies,” he said. On Tuesday, four members of the U.S.

House of Representatives, led by Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, again called on California and the Trump administration to meet to try to reach an agreement on maintaining national rules. “We look forward to working with California to combat climate change, keep the air clean and provide drivers with better options for cleaner, more affordable vehicles.” “As Canada makes progress in implementing its clean fuel standards, we are encouraged that the federal government will deepen its cooperation with California. Decades of California experience of a low-emitted fuel standard


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