Canada and Manitoba announce climate action in the transportation sector
“We are taking real action on climate change, with practical solutions to reduce pollution and help people save money. By investing in fuel saving devices and technology, we are helping people across Manitoba take action in an affordable way. These investments will also help create good jobs and help us build up the strong clean economy of tomorrow. By building a better today, we make sure our kids and grandkids will have a better future.”
–Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South
“Our government is committed to making Manitoba the cleanest, greenest, most climate-resilient province in all of Canada.
Given Manitoba’s geographically central location, we are a natural trucking hub. Heavy-duty trucking is a significant driver of our local economy, but also a growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. Making fuel efficiency improvements specific to the industry is key in helping Manitoba achieve its reduction targets in a meaningful way and enhance the competitiveness of our businesses.
This new program, in partnership with Canada, is an important initiative that supports our Climate and Green Plan. By working together, Manitobans and Canadians can continue to protect the environment and grow the economy in a practical and affordable way.”
– Rochelle Squires, Minister of Sustainable Development
Canada’s heavy-duty vehicle regulations will make our transportation sector more competitive by saving new vehicle owners approximately $1.7 billion in fuel costs annually by 2030.
Our emissions standards are designed to promote innovation. Heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers will have the flexibility to choose the clean technologies that will increase their fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and operating costs.
Manitoba’s new program aims to enhance awareness in the trucking sector on the benefits of fuel saving technologies for long-term decision-making.
For provinces where the federal price on pollution applies, including Manitoba, small and medium sized businesses, like truck drivers, are eligible for the new Climate Action Incentive Fund. Eligible businesses can get refunds between 25% and 50% for the cost of new energy-saving equipment.
Through the 2018 Fall Economic Statement’s Accelerated Investment Incentive, Canada increased the write-off for investments like improvements to fuel efficiency in heavy-duty vehicles, and made it faster for companies like truck companies to get payback on their investment.
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