Several N.S. businesses and municipalities to receive funding to reducee greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants
HALIFAX — Several Nova Scotia businesses and municipalities will receive funding for projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants.
Twenty-one businesses and municipalities will receive a total of $728,000 as part of the ecoNova Scotia Fund for Clean Air and Climate Change.
The funding comes as part of the province’s commitment to reducing emissions in Nova Scotia to at least 10 per cent below 1990s levels by 2020, said Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau in a news release.
“ We are expanding on the work that earned our province awards and attention at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in
Copenhagen.” at Acadia University, which will carry out a community emissions challenge to inspire a reduction in personal and household air emissions. $74,000 to Shean Co-op of Inverness, to install a new multi-parallel compressor refrigeration system with patented heat-reclaim technology and high-speed defrost system. And receiving funding to conduct a Municipal Energy and Emission Inventory and Audit are: Argyle ($10,000), Barrington ($10,000), Canso ($10,000), Guysborough ($10,000), Amherst ($9,923), Colchester ($10,000), East Hants ($10,000), Port Hawkesbury ($10,000), Richmond ($10,000), and St. Marys ($10,000).