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Canada Tar Sands Set to Benefit From EU 2030 Climate Plan

Canada Tar Sands Set to Benefit From EU 2030 Climate Plan

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Published by: EU-Canada Partnership on Jan 30, 2014
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EU proposal to drop curbs on imported fuels could boost CO2 emissions fromtransport by 32 megatonnes
 Alberta’s oil sands at dusk (Pic: Kris Krug)
By John McGarrityOil from Canada’s carbon-intensive tar sands – one of the world’s single biggestsources of greenhouse gas pollution – could be used in the petrol tanks of European motorists from 2020 after the European Commission proposed to scrapcurbs on imports of highly emissions-intensive fuels.
The EC’s executive arm said in its 2030 climate and energy framework yesterday that itwouldn’t set new thresholds on the carbon intensity of fuels used in transport from thestart of the next decade.Environmental groups said the EC’s proposal to drop a law curbing the carbon intensityof transport fuels would enable oil and products from tar sands to be brought to Europe,particularly if new pipelines are approved.
Canada tar sands set to benefit from EU 2030climate plan
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