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OTTAWA, Ont. - When the feds announced Canada's Action Plan 2000 on Climate Change, one of the 26 key components was the Freight Efficiency and Technology Initiative.Led by Transport Canada with the c...


OTTAWA, Ont. – When the feds announced Canada’s Action Plan 2000 on Climate Change, one of the 26 key components was the Freight Efficiency and Technology Initiative.

Led by Transport Canada with the cooperation of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the initiative aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the freight transportation sector. It consists of three components:

The Freight Sustainability Demonstration Program, which will support the demonstration and evaluation of innovative tools, technologies and best practices that can reduce GHG emissions from the freight transportation sector;

The establishment of voluntary performance agreements between the federal government and industry associations representing each mode of transportation;

Training and awareness for freight operators and shippers to create a better understanding of the impacts of climate change.

The deadline for submitting proposals for the first round is Mar. 2. Approved projects can receive up to a maximum of 50 per cent of eligible costs to a maximum federal contribution of $250,000 payable over a two-year period.


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