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During March Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball committed $40 million more for low carbon economy programs in the province.

The Energy Efficiency and Fuel Switching in Public Buildings Program, received a $17.2 million addition to its original funding of $25.96 million announced in January. The funds apply from 2018-2022 and include both provincial investment and matching funds from the Federal Government, through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund. The program supports retrofits to existing public sector buildings that rely on fossil fuels for space heating, such as post-secondary institutions and medical clinics.

The province is also providing $10.25 million to the Climate Change Challenge Program, which provides grants to businesses and governments that undertake projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government has also kicked $10 million to that program.

In addition, the Premier’s announcement included $3.2 million in rebates to transportation carriers and owner-operators who install fuel-saving devices on trucks and trailers.

The Energy Efficiency and Fuel Switching in Public Buildings Program is being implemented via public tender. One example can be found here

Apply to Climate Change Challenge Fund here.

Apply for rebates on vehicle fuel saving devices here.