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Premier pledges $40M for low-carbon programs in NL

March 18, 2019 | By Jillian Morgan

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball announces new provincial and federal funding to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo: Premier Dwight Ball/Twitter)

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball has committed $40 million for “low carbon economy programs” in the province.

As part of the funding, the provincial government is funneling $10.25 million into the Climate Change Challenge Program, which will offer grants to businesses and governments that undertake projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government has contributed $10 million to the program.

The Energy Efficiency and Fuel Switching in Public Buildings Program, underway since January, has received an additional $17.2 million in joint federal-provincial funding. The program supports retrofits in existing public sector buildings that are reliant on fossil fuels for space heating, such as post-secondary institutions and medical clinics. Projects involving fuel switching to electricity will also assist in rate mitigation efforts. www.gov.nl.ca



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