Current Regulations

Renewable Fuels Regulations (SOR/2010-189)

The Renewable Fuels Regulations (the Regulations) are a key element of the Government's Renewable Fuels Strategy. The objective of the Regulations is to reduce GHG emissions by mandating an average 5% renewable fuel content based on the gasoline volume, thereby contributing towards the protection of Canadians and the environment from the impacts of climate change. The Regulations are estimated to result in an incremental reduction of GHG emissions of about 1 MT CO2e per year over and above the reductions attributable to existing provincial requirements already in place. The Regulations fulfill the commitments under the Renewable Fuels Strategy of reducing GHG emissions from liquid petroleum fuels and create a demand for renewable fuels in Canada.

Contact Information:

Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: 819-420-7951
Fax number: 819-420-7410
Email address:

Information to Help in Complying with the Regulations:

The contents of regulations and other regulatory instruments can be confusing for those who are not skilled in reading legal documents, or who may have difficulty understanding technical content. To help regulatees comply with regulatory requirements, materials that present legal or technical content in a more easily understandable format are provided. See "Other Useful Links" below.

Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2010-04-10 Vol. 144, No. 15
Part 2: 2010-09-01 Vol. 144, No. 18

Regulatory Text in HTML and PDF:


Other Useful Links:

For the Regulations, compliance-related materials include:

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