Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2000
Date Ended:2005
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Policy Support
Policy Target:
Agency:Government of Canada
Funding:C$ 500 million over five years

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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