Sustainable Development Technology Canada hails Canadian government's move to regulate emissions from new heavy-duty vehicles, says it presents opportunity to deploy made-in-Canada cleantech solutions

OTTAWA , May 21, 2010 (press release) – Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) today applauded the Government of Canada’s announcement that it will regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new heavy-duty vehicles, calling it an excellent opportunity to deploy made-in-Canada cleantech solutions.

“Minister Prentice’s announcement that Canada will develop common standards for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions for new heavy duty vehicles with the US will encourage even more transportation companies to adopt cleantech solutions,” said Dr. Vicky Sharpe, President and CEO of SDTC. “Our recent report, Sustainable Development Business Case Report: Transportation — Industrial Freight Transportation, identified regulations as a critical factor in reducing the impact of heavy-duty trucking - we are very pleased to see the Government of Canada‘s leadership on this initiative. SDTC looks forward to continuing our collaboration with the Government and the innovative companies in Canada’s cleantech sector to help enable the industry to meet these coming regulations”.

A copy of Sustainable Development Business Case Report: Transportation — Industrial Freight Transportation ( is available for download at under the Knowledge Centre.

About SDTC - Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arm’s-length foundation created by the Government of Canada which has received $1.05 billion as part of the Government’s commitment to create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all Canadians. SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and
demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The $550 million SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil.

The $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund™ supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels. SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation and has been working with the public and private sector including industry, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the financial community and all levels of government to achieve this mandate.

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