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$23M in new federal funding to reduce NWT's emissions

By District Energy posted 10-11-2018 00:00


Ollie Williams, Cabin Radio


The territorial government is receiving $23 million in federal funding, over four years, for initiatives that reduce the NWT’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The money has already been earmarked for five separate projects and programs. Catherine McKenna, the federal climate change minister, announced the funding in Yellowknife on Thursday morning.

If all of the programs supported by the cash are fully subscribed, the territorial government says the NWT’s emissions would be reduced by 30 kilotonnes – representing six percent of its stated 517-kilotonne target by 2030.

“These five programs show we can be smarter about doing things and will make a real difference,” said McKenna.

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