Applications Open for New Climate Change Projects

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Communities, local governments, businesses, First Nations and non-profits can now apply for funding for their green infrastructure projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Nova Scotia.

The province says it will invest in projects for public use that increases renewable energy, access to clean energy transportation, energy efficiency of buildings and generation of clean energy.

A release says applications will be accepted in the following categories:

  • buildings: projects focused on net zero (or equivalent) emissions, deep energy retrofits, and district heating and cooling systems;
  • electricity: projects focused on electric and water heating; First Nations communities and shared solar projects; and grid technologies and advanced storage;
  • transportation: projects focused on clean energy transportation and active transportation networks

Government says potential new infrastructure projects or groups of projects of $1 million or more total cost are eligible, and projects can be multi-year with completion by October 2027 and can be ready to start this year or later.

Funding is provided through the Climate Change Mitigation substream of the federal government's Investing in Canada Infrastructure program, with select projects submitted to the program.

The deadlines to submit an application is September 9.

Nova Scotia has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 53% below 2005 levels by 2030 and net zero by 2050, with a new climate change strategy in place by the end of 2020.