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Report on Plans and Priorities 2011-2012
Electronic Layer of Reporting
Elements of NRCan's Sustainable Development Strategy

Adressing Climate Change and Air Quality

FSDS Target 2.1 - Air Pollutants

Reduce air pollutants in order to maintain or improve air quality across the country and achieve the emission targets which are currently under development in consultations with provinces and stakeholders.

FSDS Implementation Strategy - Clean Transportation

2.1.27 Offer information programs and decision-making tools which help Canadians purchase, drive and maintain their vehicles in a manner which reduces fuel consumption and GHG emissions. (NRCan)

You will find below details about NRCan's activities that contribute to this implementation strategy:

Energy Efficiency and Alternative Transportation Fuels

This activity is nested within NRCan’s Program Activity Architecture (PAA) as follows:

  • Strategic Outcome 2 - 
    Environmental Responsibility

    • Program Activity 2.1 - 
      Clean Energy

      • Sub Activity 2.1.4
        Energy Efficiency and Alternative  Transportation Fuels


The Government of Canada has set a target to reduce Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions by 17% from 2005 levels by 2020. Under Sub Activity - Energy Efficiency and Alternative Transportation Fuels (PAA 2.1.4), NRCan works to improve energy efficiency and increase the production and use of alternative transportation fuels. Different sectors of the economy are targeted using a variety of policy tools to reach this goal such as incentives, regulations, research, information dissemination, and training through workshops. Initiatives under this Sub Activity that contribute to this FSDS implementation strategy include promotion of smart energy use and purchase of efficient technologies, and information on alternative transportation fuels. Under this Sub Activity is a key Sub Activity that contributes to this FSDS implementation strategy:

  • Sub Sub Activity - Transportation (PAA NRCan aims to introduce more fuel efficient vehicles into the Canadian market, to influence consumer demand for those vehicles, and to influence vehicle operations and vehicle maintenance. This Sub Activity targets the Canadian vehicle market, individual drivers, and operators of commercial vehicle fleets. NRCan use a variety of policy tools such as fuel efficient training and awareness to ensure drivers understand the effects of their purchasing, operation and maintenance behaviours.

Relationship to FSDS Target

More efficient driving practices and vehicle choices help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants by decreasing fuel consumption. Thus, Sub Activity - Transportation, under Sub Activity - Energy Efficiency and Alternative Transportation Fuels, contributes indirectly to FSDS Target 2.1 - Air Pollutants.

Non-Financial Performance Expectations

FYs 2011-2012, 2012, 2013 and 2013-2014.

Expected Result and Indicator (Sub Sub Activity

Improved energy efficiency in all sectors.

  • Energy (fuel) savings.

Other FSDS Linkages

Sub Activity - Energy Efficiency and Alternative Transportation Fuels further contributes to FSDS Target 2.1 - Air Pollutants through the following implementation strategies:

This Sub Activity also contributes to FSDS Target 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation through the following implementation strategies:

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