Le Lézard
Classified in: Oil industry, Environment, Science and technology
Subjects: ENI, ENP, CFG

Government of Canada Helps Freight Operators Increase Fuel Efficiency and Save Money



OTTAWA, April 17, 2018 /CNW/ - With heavy-duty vehicles accounting for 37 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector, our government is committed to helping all heavy-duty vehicle fleets across the country optimize their operations and take the necessary steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today announced that Canadian fleet companies can apply to receive up to $10,000 to make informed decisions on reducing fuel costs and GHG emissions. The Green Freight Assessment Program will review a company's operations and determine opportunities for improvements in efficiency. The assessment will allow them to be more competitive while reducing fuel costs and harmful GHG emissions.

Successful program applicants may also be considered for additional funding up to $50,000 to help finance and implement changes outlined in their assessment.

Interested companies must complete the online application by June 15, 2018.

Industry consultations identified financial challenges and a lack of information as the main barriers to implementing emission-reducing strategies. The Green Freight Assessment Program will help eliminate these barriers and help Canadian companies make informed decisions specific to their operations by providing increased access to freight-efficiency tools and information to heavy-duty vehicle fleets across Canada.

As Canada transitions to a low-carbon future and work continues with provinces and territories to support a Canadian Energy Strategy, the Green Freight Assessment Program is an important component in our strategy to create jobs, advance Canada's clean future and help us realize our commitments under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

Quote

"Canada is committed to initiatives that reduce emissions and help industry contribute to our domestic and international climate goals. The Green Freight Assessment Program will equip fleet owners and operators with the tools and information necessary to make decisions that will have a positive impact on the environment while also reducing operating costs."

Jim Carr
Canada's Minister of Natural Resources

Associated Links

Follow us on Twitter: @NRCan (http://twitter.com/nrcan)

NRCan's news releases and backgrounders are available at www.news.gc.ca.

 

SOURCE Natural Resources Canada


These press releases may also interest you

at 17:52
Lightstream has reached an exciting milestone this August as the company celebrates 15 years of delivering integrated technology solutions to commercial enterprise and government clients. In an era when technology companies come and go, Lightstream...

at 17:17
August 18, 2018 ? Market disruption is the new normal. Thanks to the emergence of new customer-centric business models and the savvy use of technology to help create a competitive advantage, half of all S&P 500 companies will be replaced over the...

at 17:16
The number of IT jobs grew 0.06% sequentially last month to 5,343,800 according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment grew by 0.73%...

at 17:15
MiMedx Group, Inc. , a leading developer and marketer of regenerative and therapeutic biologics, today announced that it received written notification, as expected, from the Nasdaq Stock Market indicating that the Company's failure to timely file a...

at 17:09
DATATRAK International, Inc. , a Vertical SaaS (software-as-a-service) provider and innovation leader of cloud-based technologies for the life sciences industry, announces an $8,000,000 additional commitment from its long-term investor TabaFund...

at 17:06
The 2018 winners of the Urban Drinking Water Challenge, a global innovation competition to deploy and scale decentralized drinking water solutions for fast-growing, water-scarce cities, were announced by Imagine H2O and Founding Partners Bluewater...




News published on 17 april 2018 at 11:21 and distributed by: