Alberta energy rebate program coming to a close Dec. 31

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EDMONTON, Alta. — Alberta truckers have until the end of 2011 to apply for energy efficiency rebates as part of the province’s Trucks of Tomorrow program. In the past year, the commercial vehicle incentive program has resulted in an estimated 5.6 million litres of fuel saved.

Fleet owners and operators are still eligible for rebates of up to $60,000 each before the program comes to its prescribed end Dec. 31.

So far, trucking rebates totalling 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 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions avoided.

Light it Right, Alberta’s commercial lighting incentive program, also comes to an end on Dec. 31.

The 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 totalling more than $400,000. As a result, approximately 5,700 tonnes 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 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent of removing approximately 3,500 cars from the road annually.

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