Canada announces support for City of Saint John and Saint John Energy’s Climate Change Initiatives

By District Energy posted 03-06-2020 16:53

  

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Canadians are feeling first-hand the impacts and costs of climate change. By working together, we can take action on climate change in a way that benefits all Canadians. That’s why the Government of Canada is working with municipalities to cut pollution and make life more affordable.

The Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, Wayne Long, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, today announced up to $4 million in funding for the City of Saint John, New Brunswick. This investment will support the development of a renewable heating and cooling system for four buildings at Market Square – a commercial complex in Saint John. It will also support the implementation of energy retrofits in up to 50 municipal buildings such as arenas, wastewater treatment facilities, fire halls, transit facilities, offices and several public buildings. Over the lifetime of this project, the City of Saint John will see a cumulative reduction of around 76,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. That is equivalent to removing over 23,000 passenger cars off the road for a year.

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