The City of Vancouver has entered into a new fuel contract with Suncor under which all of the City’s diesel vehicles will transition to 100% renewable diesel, reducing emissions to 50% below 2007 levels by the end of next year.
Shifting to a 100% renewable energy source also enables the city to achieve goals from its Renewable City Strategy and Greenest City Action Plan. The Plan encourages the City to elevate its purchasing power to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and recognizes that, due to its large fleet, a shift in fuel provider will result in a significant emissions reduction.
The Greenest City Action Plan sets a 2030 target of a 50% reduction in emission from City operations over 2007 levels. With the planned implementation of 100% renewable fuel in the diesel fleet, this target will be achieved next year.