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Clean energy projects in N.S. receive funding

By Kelli Rickard Dec 21, 2023 | 12:26 PM

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Funding will support 31 clean energy projects in Nova Scotia under the Low Carbon Communities program.

NSCC will study the potential for energy sustainability and reduced greenhouse gas emissions at Akoma Holdings, a non-profit organization that supports affordable housing, education and economic development in Preston.

Bear River First Nation will use its funding for a smart micro-grid and electric vehicle feasibility study.

The Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia will use funding to work on its Yarmouth net-zero affordable housing building plan.

In a release, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables, Tory Rushton says “Nova Scotia has ambitious climate change goals, and communities across the province are rising to the challenge to help us meet them.”

The program is open to municipalities, Mi’kmaw communities and organizations, post-secondary institutions, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Since 2018, Low Carbon Communities has invested more than $4.9 million to support 86 community-led projects across the province.