Propane Industry Congratulates Joint Federal Government & Private Sector Initiative

OTTAWA, June 30, 2011 /CNW/ - "The propane industry congratulates both Transport Canada and ROUSH for their collaborative effort under the ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles (eTV) program, which tested a propane fuelled Ford E-150 van ", says Jim Facette, President and CEO of the Canadian Propane Association (CPA).

The tests support the industry's position that propane is a clean, cost effective and sustainable option when considering sustainable energy alternatives. In this specific case, the medium-duty propane vehicle tested had CO2 emissions reductions of 11%, compared to gasoline, based on combined city/highway emissions results.

The eTV program was a four-year (2007-2011), $15 million, non-regulatory initiative that supported the introduction of clean advanced passenger vehicle technologies in Canada. Such programs are important if Canada is to be a leader in sustainable energy alternatives in transportation.

"This is a perfect example of how advancement in propane energy solutions will contribute to greener technology options in the future", continues Mr. Facette, "while supporting the industry's efforts to have propane be included in Canada's sustainable energy strategy."

About the Canadian Propane Association

With over 400 members, the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) is the national voice of the Canadian propane industry, a multi-billion dollar industry that impacts the livelihood of tens of thousands of Canadians.

Propane is available, affordable, versatile and will contribute to Canada's Clean Air Agenda. Propane is also considered an alternative fuel by both the federal and provincial governments and it plays an important role in contributing to the development of new clean technologies in the transportation sector.

SOURCE CANADIAN PROPANE ASSOCIATION

For further information:

Stéphanie Montreuil
Director of Communications
Canadian Propane Association
Tel: 613.683.2271
stephaniemontreuil@propane.ca

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