Canada’s vehicles have the highest average fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre driven

Blake Shaffer from the University of Calgary writes on The Conversation website about the poor fuel efficiency of Canada’s vehicles. There are some good graphs that compares Canada with many countries. How is your country doing?   When it comes to vehicles, Canada tops the charts for poor fuel economy Usually when Canada is at … Continue reading Canada’s vehicles have the highest average fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre driven

Canada faces dilemma in implementing more ambitious fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

Canada is trying to get on track to meet its long-term climate objectives. One important area is transport, however, with Canada’s car industry so intertwined with that in the US, and with the US government not wanting to have more ambitious fuel efficiency standards, it leaves a dilemma for Canadian policymakers.  Ian Bickis explains in … Continue reading Canada faces dilemma in implementing more ambitious fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

Comparing fuel economy standards around the world

It is not often we see direct comparisons amongst countries for their fuel economy standards. Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich recently published an article in the New York Times that provided some useful graphs comparing various countries and regions with projections for several years. You should find this quite valuable.   How U.S. Fuel Economy … Continue reading Comparing fuel economy standards around the world