On March 8 the Provincial Government Launched Energy Efficiency Program for Oil Heated Homes.
The Provincial and Federal Governments are investing a total of $2 million over three years for the Energy Efficiency in Oil Heated Homes Program to lower greenhouse gas emissions and support clean economic growth. Funding is being provided through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund.
The Provincial Government is contributing $1.54 million and the Federal Government is contributing $512,000 to provide rebates for insulation and programmable thermostats for customers who heat their homes with oil.
The program will be administered through takeCHARGE, an energy efficiency partnership between Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.
By 2030, the programs developed under the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund to date are expected to deliver 776,000 tonnes of cumulative greenhouse gas emission reductions and 187 direct person years of employment.
These programs build on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the economy and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents.
The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at www.gov.nl.ca/thewayforward/