MONTRÉAL, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Gaz Métro is delighted with the announcement made by the Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification and the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change for the renewal and enhancement of the Écocamionnage (green trucking) program. The Écocamionnage program includes financing for the purchase of heavy vehicles that run on more eco-friendly fuels.
"In order to reach the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction objectives in Québec, we absolutely must be willing to help the industry responsible for the largest share of emissions: transportation. The Écocamionnage program is crucial to the road freight transportation sector for the development and use of cleaner fuels and technologies. The opportunity to receive financial assistance for the acquisition of a used vehicle is an additional tool for speeding up the conversion of the province's fleet of heavy vehicles," said Stéphanie Trudeau, Senior Vice President, Regulatory, Customers and Communities at Gaz Métro.
For the last several years, Gaz Métro has offered its customers the option of using natural gas as a fuel to power their fleet of heavy vehicles. Switching from diesel—still widely used in the industry—to natural gas allows for annual reductions of up to 35 tonnes of GHG per truck while generating savings and benefiting from reliable technology, proven for over 15 years. Enhancement of the Écocamionnage program will encourage carriers to convert their fleets to new or used eco-friendly vehicles. They could receive financial assistance of up to $30,000 per vehicule.
About Gaz Métro
With more than $7 billion in assets, Gaz Métro is a leading energy provider. It is the largest natural gas distribution company in Québec, where its network of over 10,000 km of underground pipelines serves more than 300 municipalities and more than 205,000 customers. Gaz Métro is also present in Vermont, where it has more than 315,000 customers. There, it operates through its subsidiaries in the electricity production market and the electricity and natural gas distribution market. Gaz Métro is actively involved in developing and operating innovative, promising energy projects, including natural gas as fuel, liquefied natural gas as a replacement for higher emission-producing energies, the production of wind and solar power, and the development of biomethane. Gaz Métro is a major energy sector player that takes the lead in responding to the needs of its customers, regions and municipalities, local organizations, and communities while also satisfying the expectations of its Partners (GMi and Valener) and employees
SOURCE Gaz Metro Limited Partnership
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