Funding Supports Green Technology Development EnergySaving Initiatives

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter announced more than $2 million today, July 15, to help Nova Scotia move closer to a cleaner, greener environment The funding is part of the ecoNova Scotia Fund for Clean Air and Climate Change. “Investing in a greener economy is the right decision for Nova Scotia, and for the entire Atlantic region, as climate change is an issue that affects all of us,” said Premier Dexter. ” Government is showing genuine leadership by supporting the development of leading edge technologies that are good for the environment, and good for Nova Scotia’s economy.” The Lafarge cement plant in Brookfield received $670,000, helping it become the first in North America to produce lower carbon cement. Carbon Sense Solutions in Halifax received $467,000 to capture carbon dioxide in pre-formed concrete on an industrial scale. “The ecoNova Scotia fund has helped more than 140 businesses, municipalities and organizations reduce air emissions that contribute to climate change,” said Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau. “We are making life better for families in every region by improving the health of our environment and our economy.” “The ecoNova Scotia program represents a dynamic partnership between government and industry,” said Scarth MacDonnell, plant manager at Lafarge’s Brookfield Cement Plant. “The funding allows Lafarge Canada Inc. to move forward installing new equipment to continue to make top quality cement using fewer raw materials and reducing fossil fuel demands. “This initiative extends the life of the Brookfield quarry, reduces fossil fuel consumption and plant emissions, and expects to reduce overall CO2 emissions by more than 70,000 tonnes a year.” Other businesses receiving funding include Scotian Windfields Inc., CADtech Innovations Inc., and N-Viro Systems Canada LP. Municipalities receiving funding include Colchester, East Hants, West Hants, Halifax Regional Municipality and the Town of Truro. The projects announced today are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 81,000 tonnes — equal to taking 18,000 cars off the road — and cut almost 350 tonnes of major air pollutant emissions. Projects funded by ecoNova Scotia help meet the objectives of the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act and the Climate Change Action Plan. The ecoNova Scotia fund administers funding from an original $42.5 million grant from the government of Canada. For more information on the fund, visit www.gov.ns.ca/ecoNovaScotia .last_img

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter announced more than $2 million today, July 15, to help Nova Scotia move closer to a cleaner, greener environment The funding is part of the ecoNova Scotia Fund for Clean Air and Climate Change. “Investing in a greener economy is the right decision for Nova Scotia, and for the entire Atlantic region, as climate change is an issue that affects all of us,” said Premier Dexter. ” Government is showing genuine leadership by supporting the development of leading edge technologies that are good for the environment, and good for Nova Scotia’s economy.” The Lafarge cement plant in Brookfield received $670,000, helping it become the first in North America to produce lower carbon cement. Carbon Sense Solutions in Halifax received $467,000 to capture carbon dioxide in pre-formed concrete on an industrial scale. “The ecoNova Scotia fund has helped more than 140 businesses, municipalities and organizations reduce air emissions that contribute to climate change,” said Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau. “We are making life better for families in every region by improving the health of our environment and our economy.” “The ecoNova Scotia program represents a dynamic partnership between government and industry,” said Scarth MacDonnell, plant manager at Lafarge’s Brookfield Cement Plant. “The funding allows Lafarge Canada Inc. to move forward installing new equipment to continue to make top quality cement using fewer raw materials and reducing fossil fuel demands. “This initiative extends the life of the Brookfield quarry, reduces fossil fuel consumption and plant emissions, and expects to reduce overall CO2 emissions by more than 70,000 tonnes a year.” Other businesses receiving funding include Scotian Windfields Inc., CADtech Innovations Inc., and N-Viro Systems Canada LP. Municipalities receiving funding include Colchester, East Hants, West Hants, Halifax Regional Municipality and the Town of Truro. The projects announced today are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 81,000 tonnes — equal to taking 18,000 cars off the road — and cut almost 350 tonnes of major air pollutant emissions. Projects funded by ecoNova Scotia help meet the objectives of the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act and the Climate Change Action Plan. The ecoNova Scotia fund administers funding from an original $42.5 million grant from the government of Canada. For more information on the fund, visit www.gov.ns.ca/ecoNovaScotia .last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *