News ? « Back to Market News Government of British Columbia Announces $62 Million Incentive Program to Promote Adoption of Natural Gas Vehicles in the Province
May 15, 2012 12:40 pm ETPR Newswire
~Program Expects to Incentivise Purchase of over 1,000 Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Trucks and Related Infrastructure~
VANCOUVER, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines today announced the Greenhouse Gas Reduction regulation that advances the adoption and deployment of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in BC. Westport Innovations believes this important program will benefit British Columbia's economy, environment and transportation options for industry. The regulation permits a utility to spend up to $62 million on vehicle and ferry incentives, up to $12 million on compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations and up to $30.5 million on liquefied natural gas stations, for a total of $104.5 million.
Indeed, the Canadian Government, has proven itself to be quite a bit smarter than the US Government. Remember the banking crisis? Was there a Canadian banking crisis? No! Why, many things are run much better in Canada. But unfortunately, the US people tend to put in politicians who don't know much about business or management, and who don't learn from past mistakes. Those same inept, corrupt, feckless politicians then hire government employees of the same or ever lesser skill sets, and so on. What is amazing is that the US does as well as it does with the politicians running government.