Edmonton, AB Canada: Alberta truckers have until the end of 2011 to apply for energy efficiency rebates - saving fuel and helping the environment. In the past year, the program has resulted in an estimated 5.6 million liters of fuel saved.
Fleet owners and operators are still eligible for rebates of up to $60,000 each before Trucks of Tomorrow, the Government of Alberta's commercial vehicle incentive program, comes to its prescribed end. So far, trucking rebates totaling more than $600,000 have been distributed to Alberta-based commercial vehicle owner-operators and fleet managers who installed fuel efficiency and aerodynamic equipment on heavy-duty vehicles.
The total represents an estimated 15,300 tons of greenhouse gas emissions avoided. After a successful run, Light it Right, the provincial commercial lighting incentive program also comes to an end on December 31. This fully-subscribed program enabled 24 companies to undertake pre-retrofit lighting assessments and replace old, inefficient lighting systems with energy efficient bulbs and ballasts.
Eligible applicants - such as restaurants, multi-unit residential buildings, warehouses and recreational facilities - have received rebates totaling more than $400,000. As a result, approximately 5,700 tons of annual greenhouse gas emissions have been avoided. Since launching in summer 2010, these programs have resulted in the avoidance of more than 20,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. This is the equivalent of removing approximately 3,500 cars from the road annually.
For more information or to apply for a trucking rebate, contact the program administrator, C3 (formerly Climate Change Central), online at www.C-3.ca or by phone at 1-888-537-7202.