Applications are open for another round of clean energy funding through the Low Carbon Communities program. The Low Carbon Communities program is open to municipalities, First Nation bands and organizations, post-secondary institutions, businesses and non-profit organizations with clean energy projects that benefit communities.

“Fighting climate change and boosting our clean energy sector are priorities for our government,” said Tory Rushton, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables. “Communities across Nova Scotia are helping by championing innovative projects that reduce emissions and get us closer to our climate change goals.”

Funding can be used for community planning and designs, feasibility studies, education, public engagement and initiatives that help put low carbon solutions in place. Some examples include:

  • energy efficiency audits and deep retrofit plans for buildings
  • studies for community solar, net-metered solar or energy storage
  • plans or studies for electric vehicle fleets and charging infrastructure.

“Glooscap First Nation received support from the Low Carbon Communities program to help fund a study for a solar-powered microgrid at Glooscap Landing,” said Michael Peters, CEO of Glooscap Energy. “Without this support from the Province, we would not have been able to determine the feasibility of building this microgrid in our community. The study came out positive, which will allow Glooscap to move to the next phase of the project.”

The deadline for applications is June 29, 2023.

For further information on the Low Carbon Communities program, visit: https://novascotia.ca/low-carbon-communities/

Featured image credit: Government of Nova Scotia.

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