By CNW, Montreal Gazette.
MONTRÉAL, April 7, 2016 - Gaz Métro welcomes Québec's new Energy Policy 2030, unveiled today by Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, accompanied by Pierre Arcand (Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Northern Plan and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region), Dominique Anglade (Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy), David Heurtel (Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change), and Geoffrey Kelley (Minister responsible for Native Affairs). "We welcome the vision the government is putting forward in this 'energy of transition' policy to enable us to meet the challenges facing our society by advocating the development of a lower-carbon economy. The government can count on Gaz Métro's collaboration in the implementation of this new policy," said Sophie Brochu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gaz Métro.
With its proven expertise and leadership in energy efficiency, with the use of natural gas instead of higher-emission energy sources—particularly in the industrial, heavy freight and marine transport sectors—and thanks to its ongoing development of its renewable energy portfolio, Gaz Métro is already deploying solutions that meet the energy imperatives of today and tomorrow. The new policy will make it possible to step up the deployment of these initiatives, for example by encouraging the production and distribution of renewable natural gas (biomethane), by improving the Écocamionnage Program, fostering the acquisition of natural gas vehicles and by promoting the use of natural gas as fuel through the deployment of natural gas fuelling points in Quebec.