11 Oct '11, 12pm

Canadian Truckers Can Now Earn Carbon Credits from Fuel Efficiency

Canadian Truckers Can Now Earn Carbon Credits from Fuel Efficiency

In a first of its kind deal, The Carbon Offset Aggregation Co-operative of BC has reached a five year agreement to sell carbon offsets created through the reduction of diesel fuel consumption by heavy trucks and equipment to Pacific Carbon Trust. The Co-op's members include natural resource, transportation and heavy construction companies, which will implement the Co-op's fuel reduction program, reducing fuel consumption through a variety of technological and mechanical interventions, as well as operator awareness training. the cooperative's founding companies, 23 in total, burn 50 million litres of diesel in their equipment each year. Any reduction from that 50-million-litre baseline is eligible for carbon credits. The methodology by which fuel savings will be converted to carbon offsets was developed by Dr Jurg Grutter of Switzerland, a world expert on transportation pro...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/10/11/canadian-truckers...

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