Country:Canada
Year:2000
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2000
Date Ended:2005
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Policy Support
Policy Target:
Agency:Government of Canada
URL:http://www.climatechange.gc.ca
Funding:C$ 500 million over five years
Description:

In October 2000, the Government of Canada unveiled its Action Plan 2000 on Climate Change (the federal component of the annual business planning process) with funding of C$500 million over five years. Combined with the C$625 million announced in Budget 2000, this investment will result in a commitment of up to C$1.1 billion. Action Plan 2000 takes action on many fronts, including expanding the use of low- or non-emitting energy sources by four times current levels; increasing the use of ethanol in gasoline; investing in the refuelling infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles; direct support of new technologies and development of technology networks; study of energy efficiency and early application of renewable energy technology in remote (non-grid) communities; and analysing policy options such as domestic emissions trading. A number of projects in these areas were announced during 2000. These include a Green Municipal Enabling Fund, education and outreach programmes, and technological support. For example, the government will invest in a landfill gas project to turn this into liquefied natural gas for use in vehicles to study the cost-effectiveness of this technology.

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