CNGVA Applauds Canada’s Support for NGV Deployment with New Funding
The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) applauds the Canadian 2016 federal budget, announced March 22, which outlines an ambitious agenda aimed at transforming Canada’s economy. Focused on delivering key commitments from the fall election, CNGVA is pleased to see there are a number of opportunities for Canada’s natural gas vehicle sector.
“Canada’s medium and heavy duty vehicle sector will continue to move toward low cost transportation and emissions reductions with the government’s $62.5 million pledge to fund electric and alternative fuel infrastructure along with various other infrastructure commitments in Budget 2016,” said CNGVA Executive Director, Bruce Winchester.
Budget 2016 proposes to provide $56.9 million over two years, starting in 2016-17, to Transport Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada to support the transition to a cleaner transportation sector, including through the development of regulations and standards for clean transportation technology. Funding will also support Canada’s continued participation in the development of international emissions standards for emissions from the international aviation, marine and rail sectors, including through the International Maritime Organization and the International Civil Aviation Organization.
The budget provides other funding opportunities for the advancement of natural gas vehicles, included in spending areas such as infrastructure projects, municipal spending, and innovation.