MLA Barry Penner talking to the crowd of Ministers and MLAs
British Columbia is poised to be an emerging leader in clean transportation solutions by reducing greenhouse gas emissions that come from the transportation sector. By virtue of our local natural resources and home-grown technology, B.C. has a great opportunity to generate economic and environmental benefits for all British Columbians.
As a made-in-B.C. low emission solution, Westport technology provides an economically and environmentally sustainable solution that the provincial government should continue to encourage and support as part of its framework and strategy for transportation. A climate that encourages the use of NGVs benefits from an invigorated local economy, increased use of domestic natural gas and a reduced carbon footprint.
Westport has worked closely with Fortis, the largest natural gas distributor in the province, and Waste Management, to launch Canada’s first fleet of natural gas refuse collection trucks in operation in B.C.
To learn more about natural gas, its applications in the transportation sector, and its role in provincial clean energy solutions, please visit:
- Fortis BC – About Natural Gas
- NGV Global – Natural Gas Vehicle Statistics
- Canadian Natural Gas – Applications in Transportation