Sarah Pruys, Cabin Radio
Ottawa will provide $8 million in new funding for a program designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Northwest Territories.
The money will be directed toward reducing emissions from NWT buildings and industry.
Projects eligible for cash include those that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from heating, electricity, transportation, and industrial processes.
While the Arctic Energy Alliance has announced new programs to help individuals and small businesses, this funding is intended to address a gap in services for larger companies and groups, the governments said.
"If you don't have a plan for the environment, you don't have a plan for the economy," said NWT MP Michael McLeod, speaking on behalf of Catherine McKenna, the federal minister of environment and climate change.