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Fuel Consumption

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Coverage of fuel consumption since February 17, 2021.

'Not a tax at all': O'Toole on party's carbon price loyalty program

"...OTTAWA -- Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is pushing back against criticism by some that a key pillar of the party’s new climate plan is akin to a carbon tax, a Liberal-instituted policy he has long criticized..."

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How would the Conservative carbon price points card work? Here's what we know

"...According to O'Toole, “zero” dollars of this carbon price would land in federal coffers. But the money doesn't land in Canadians' personal accounts without strings attached. O'Toole said the Conservatives would work with the provinces to create the account, and will have a list of products the money can be spent on — all of which will have to help Canadians live a “greener life,” like a bike or a bus pass..."

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Saskatchewan Trucking Association criticizes Supreme Court ruling on carbon tax

"...The federal fuel charge came into effect on April 1, 2019 for several provinces including Saskatchewan. It is laid out in Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. The rate reflects a carbon pollution price of $20 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2019, rising by $10 per tonne annually until it reaches $50 per tonne in 2022..."

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Nanaimo's newest fire trucks will come with idle-reduction technology

"...The two new pumper trucks, currently under construction at Pierce Manufacturing in Wisconsin, will arrive in Nanaimo this fall. The trucks are anticipated to lower fuel consumption by 30 to 40 per cent because of a power management system that automatically switches to lithium-ion batteries when their diesel engines aren't needed to drive water pumps and other equipment requiring high amounts of power..."

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Over $5M in clean tech funding for British Columbia fisheries and aquaculture projects BC Gov News

"...From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada (canada. ca) Improving the environmental sustainability of our seafood sectors while ensuring they remain competitive in the marketplace is a shared goal of British Columbians. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting that goal through targeted investments in new technology..."

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PRRD push carbon tax exemption discussion

"...Former PRRD director, Arthur Hadland, penned a letter to the board on March 2nd claiming the tax hasn’t reduced consumption of carbon fuels or improved the environment. He doesn’t believe northern residents should pay the tax to heat their homes. “My most recent fuel bill for heating my home shows that 19 per cent of that bill is attributed to the Carbon Tax,” wrote Hadland to the PRRD..."

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Dow-like index for energy prices might help smooth transition to clean power

"...Today, the energy industry is largely dominated by fossil fuels, like coal, natural gas and petroleum. An increase in fossil fuel consumption, particularly in the last few decades, has raised increasing concerns about their environmental impact. Most notably, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has reported an estimated increase at 0..."

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Air Canada sets goal to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

"...Air Canada airplanes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Friday, March 20, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) Air Canada sets goal to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050..."

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Seaspan to field test new energy storage system that will more than triple its battery capacity

"...Corvus Energy, a Norway- and Vancouver-based marine energy storage solutions company, will have its new Blue Whale ESS battery system installed on Seaspan Ferries Corp. ’s Reliant vessel later this year for the system’s inaugural field trial..."

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An eco-route for heavy-duty vehicles could reduce fuel consumption

"...Semi-trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles are responsible for nearly half of road transportation carbon dioxide emissions in Europe, according to the International Council on Clean Transportation. A team of researchers in Italy has proposed a plan to reduce the emissions without compromising priorities such as delivery times. They published their approach in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, a joint publication of the IEEE and the Chinese Association of Automation..."

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Canada owes $200M across 3 provinces after underestimating carbon tax revenue

"...The federal government owes Canadian families in three provinces more than $200 million after underestimating how much it would raise from the carbon tax during the first year of the program. Finance Canada thought the new price on pollution would bring in about $2. 3 billion in 2019..."

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Carbon price revenues proving tough to predict, making rebates hard to estimate

"...A man fills up his truck with gas in Toronto, on Monday, April 1, 2019. Canada's greenhouse gas emissions soared 15 million tonnes in 2018 the latest national inventory report shows. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)..."

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Techno-economic and sensitivity analysis of hybrid electric sources on off-shore oil facilities

"...Owing to the low efficiency of off-shore oil ships and the dangerous atmospheric pollutants of the environment that the cause of ships, solar photovoltaic and the energy storage batteries in a ship system are highly attracting attention..."

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Towards resource circular biodiesel production through glycerol upcycling

"...However, the subsequent increase in energy consumption necessary for thermochemical conversion inadvertently causes burden-shifting to other impact categories- consolidating higher environmental impacts specifically for human health and resource depletion; increasing penalties associated with environmental quality..."

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Industrial growth and CO 2 emissions in Vietnam: the key role of financial development and fossil fuel consumption

"...The increase in greenhouse gas emission has a major global issue, catching the attention of the researcher and policymakers around the world..."

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Techno-economic studies of an industrial biogas plant to be implemented at Kumasi Abattoir in Ghana

"...Desk studies, studies of the abattoir slaughter operations, waste fractions, energy consumption patterns and projected energy demand as well as energy efficiency measures were all studied..."

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Environmental and Economic Impacts of Biofouling on Marine and Coastal Heat Exchangers

"...The reduced heat exchanger efficiency results in energy loss and thereby affects the overall energy efficiency in the marine industry segment..."

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Study of braking energy recovery impact on cost-efficiency and environmental safety of vehicle

"...The article addresses the evaluation of the impact of regenerative braking on fuel consumption and, consequently, on pollutant emissions from vehicles operated under conditions leading to frequent acceleration and deceleration..."

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Electrolytic cell engineering and device optimization for electrosynthesis of e-biofuels via co-valorisation of bio-feedstocks

"...CO2 electro-reduction is also counted as one of the main options entailing less fossil fuel consumption and as a future electrical energy storage strategy..."

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Does fuel tax decrease carbon dioxide emissions in Turkey? Evidence from an asymmetric nonlinear cointegration test and error c

"...Because a significant carbon dioxide reduction is not possible by fuel taxation, by converting the excise tax on fuel consumption into a carbon tax, a considerable emission reduction can be provided efficiently..."

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Transportation Air Pollution in China: The Ongoing Challenge to Achieve a ?Blue Sky?

"...Assessing the impact of these individual measures is difficult due to the multiple factors that determine air quality, although generally emissions of some air pollutants have decreased significantly in recent years?but others persisted or became worse..."

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Rationalization and optimization of waste management and treatment in modern cruise ships

"...Finally, on the basis of the previously calculated benefits, we defined three different scenarios, each including the rationalization of glass and paper waste management, topped by different combinations of thermal energy recovery/syngas production..."

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Does renewable energy modulate the negative effect of environmental issues on the socio-economic welfare?

"...renewable energy reduces the influences of per capita CO2 emissions on human development and economic growth; (iii) renewable energy interacts with CO2 intensity and CO2 emissions from liquid fuel consumption to negatively influence economic growth and human development..."

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