the province and spur public sector organizations and BC
businesses to find innovative ways to tackle climate
Commercial Vehicle Rebate Program
The investment will be allocated as follows:
The Government of Alberta began offering a $2 million
● $6 million in K–12 schools throughout the province for rebate program on June 1 to commercial truck owners and
heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning retrofits; operators who use hybrid trucks or install energy efficient
technologies such as aerodynamic aids and technologies
● $2 million for solar thermal projects to fund solar hot to reduce idling times in their vehicles. The program is
water and air systems, also supporting the 100,000 solar being administered by the non-profit organization Climate
roof initiative; Change Central and aims to reduce the trucking sector’s
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 97,000 tonnes.
● $12 million for district energy systems; and
The Alberta Motor Transport Association has worked
● $5 million for an open call for proposals to all provincial with the Alberta government since 2005 to determine how
public sector organizations, similar to those in the first to help reduce GHG emissions through more efficient fuel
two years of the program. use practices and technologies. In addition to financial
incentives, 25 companies will also receive a tailored fleet
As a result of other investments in energy efficiency analysis, which aims to demonstrate how to make their
(including the creation of the Public Sector Energy Conser- fuel go further. Several workshops will also be held to edu-
vation Agreement in partnership with BC Hydro in 2007, cate operators on how to reduce fuel costs by maximizing
and funding from Budget 2008 in the amount of $75 million fleet performance.
over three years to assist public sector organizations), the
province has seen annual energy cost savings to date of For further information on eligible retrofits and how to
close to $7.4 million, GHG reductions of over apply for a rebate, visit www.TrucksofTomorrow.com.
18,700 tonnes, and conservation of 38.6 GWh of electricity.