The City of Mount Pearl Reduces Emissions With Support From The Government of Canada

August 10, 2021 – Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador

Communities across the country want clean air and clean water for their children and grandchildren. That’s why Canadian cities are taking energy-efficient actions to reduce environmental impacts, fight climate change, and support the local economy.

Today, the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced up to $116,200 from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund to support the City of Mount Pearl Energy-Efficiency and Fuel Switching Project. This funding is part of the $4.8 million to support 13 climate action projects in Newfoundland and Labrador that was announced by Canada and the province on May 19, 2021. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is also contributing $96,800 in support of this initiative. This investment comes from the province’s Climate Change Challenge Fund.

This project includes the retrofit of the public works parks maintenance building by replacing the oil furnace with electric heat pumps, and the upgrade of the City’s vehicles with the installation of technology which will improve the efficiency of the municipal fleet and mobile equipment.

Investments in climate action initiatives, such as the ones announced today, reaffirm the Government of Canada’s commitment to fight climate change, create good jobs, and grow a clean economy.

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