For those who missed the Vancouver Auto Show this year, the provincial government kicked off the event with some excitement by extending the Clean Energy Vehicle for BC Program and a number of other incentives for clean energy vehicles in BC.

I had an interesting conversation on innovation with John Viera, Global Director of Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters for Ford. Viera was in town speaking at the GLOBE 2012 Conference.

The company has long embraced sustainability in its operations, consistently innovating greater and greater efficiencies – the sort of initiatives Viera describes as ‘blocking and tackling’.