N.S. to update fleet with enviro-friendly models

HALIFAX — The government of Nova Scotia has announced plans to “green” its fleet of 2,300 cars, trucks, and heavy equipment.

Premier Rodney MacDonald said vehicles owned and leased by the province will gradually replaced with more environmentally friendly equipment, reports the Halifax Daily News.

When making purchasing decisions for new technology, the province will only consider vehicles in each class that score in the top 20 per cent in fuel efficiency. Fuel consumption and other environmental factors will also be evaluated.

MacDonald hopes the plan will move the province toward meeting its goal of cutting greenhouse gases by 35 percent by 2020.

— from the Halifax Daily News

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