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New funding to reduce Nova Scotia’s carbon emissions

By Joe Thomson Apr 17, 2023 | 1:13 PM

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Nova Scotia announced new funding for the research and development needed to help meet its 2050 net-zero emissions target.

The province is giving $3 million to Net Zero Atlantic, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the region’s carbon emissions and transitioning its energy systems to a carbon-neutral future.

The funding will be used to deliver the Emerging Concepts and Technologies Research program. The program will support made-in-Nova Scotia solutions to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help integrate new technologies. Since 2005, Nova Scotia has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 53 percent, the most in Canada.

“We will foster collaboration among Nova Scotians to develop innovative solutions needed to reach the province’s net-zero target while creating economic development possibilities locally and through export of Nova Scotian ideas,” said Alisdair McLean, Executive Director of Net Zero Atlantic.

The first call for applications to the Emerging Concepts and Technologies Research program is expected this summer. The program will run for three years.


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