Provincial and Federal Governments Support Energy Efficiency Project for the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, along with Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, today announced cost-shared funding of over $133,000 for an efficiency and fuel switching project for the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s. The project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35 tonnes annually.
The funding will be used to replace the oil heating system in the town’s municipal public works depot with electric heat pumps. This is the town’s last municipal building to be electrified.
The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s is receiving $53,336 from the Federal Government and $44,442 from the Provincial Government, with the town contributing $35,561 in support of the energy efficiency project.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Climate Change Challenge Fund is a competitive grant-based program to fund greenhouse gas reduction projects. The fund supports projects that lower greenhouse gas emissions and is available to organizations across commercial, municipal, not-for-profit sectors and Indigenous governments and organizations. The Department of Environment and Climate Change is responsible for programs totaling approximately $44 million of the $89.4 million Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund agreement.
“Every action we take today to reduce greenhouse gas emissions helps us build a stronger tomorrow. The Provincial Government is pleased to support the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s as they work to become more energy efficient and to reduce their carbon footprint.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
“By working with the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, we can help the community save money on monthly operating costs and grow the economy, all while fighting climate change. Through the Low Carbon Economy Fund, our government partners with climate leaders nationwide to cut emissions and will continue to do so through a renewed commitment of an additional $2.2 billion, an important part of Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan. Bravo to the leadership shown by the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s for helping to keep our air clean and build resilient communities in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
“The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s is delighted to take this positive step forward as part of our commitment to climate change mitigation and the reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions.”
Mayor, Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund
Canada’s Strengthened Climate Plan: A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy
Environment and Climate Change
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Environment and Climate Change Canada
819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free)
Director of Economic Development, Marketing and Communications
Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
709-895-8000 ext. 271