Driving the Clean Transportation Economy: Natural Gas at the Intersection of Emissions, Economics and Energy

Time: March 25, Thursday 10:30 - 12:00

Westport Innovations

Sponsored by Westport Innovations

The growth in greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicle transportation has become an increasingly urgent issue for regulators, policy makers, and fleet operators. The movement of goods and people will remain a growing source of emissions until new technologies and solutions are found. All energy sources need to be considered as the world transitions to a low carbon economy. Natural gas as a vehicle fuel delivers economic, environmental, and emission reduction benefits and will enable us to bridge to renewable transportation fuels. In North America, the energy security benefits of natural gas are sizeable, with new shale sources available and renewable biogas technologies moving beyond demonstration projects. This panel will introduce you to the economic opportunities and emission reduction benefits derived from the construction of fuelling infrastructure and deployment of natural gas-powered, heavy-duty vehicles for transportation.

David R. Demers, Chief Executive Officer, Westport Innovations Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada (Chair)
Claude Robert, President & CEO, Robert Transport, Boucherville, QC, Canada
Eric Marsh, Executive Vice President, Natural Gas Economy, EnCana, Denver, CO, USA
Randall Jespersen, President & CEO, Terasen, Vancouver, BC, Canada