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New provincial grant to benefit non-profit and volunteer agencies

January 12, 2017

A $1 million grant introduced by the provincial government will allow non-profit and volunteer agencies the opportunity to conduct energy audits. The Non-Profit Energy Transition (NEET) Program will provide funding to non-profit and volunteer groups to audit their current heating, lighting, cooling and hot water systems in order to gauge how energy efficient they are. Organizations will then have the opportunity to take advantage of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Business, Non-profit and Institutional Rebate Program. This program, established as part of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, and funded through the revenues from the carbon levy, offers incentives for the purchase and installation of high-efficiency products. 

Organizations looking for more information can email energyefficiency@gov.ab.ca.

AUMA is requesting the province work directly with AUMA and AAMDC to determine how revenue from the carbon levy can be provided to municipalities to support local climate change mitigation and adaptation measures while at the same time alleviating pressure on municipal operating budgets. Stay tuned to the Digest and attend Mayors’ Caucus March 7 & 8 to stay up to date on AUMA’s advocacy efforts.