Sev­eral N.S. busi­nesses and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties to re­ceive fund­ing to re­ducee green­house gas emis­sions and air pol­lu­tants

Cape Breton Post - - ENVIRONMENT -

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).

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