- The government states new wind energy projects will power hundreds of thousands of houses.
- Trudeau declared Thursday that the federal government would pay up to $255 million on new wind power and battery storage projects in Nova Scotia.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared up to $255 million in new spending on clean energy Thursday morning in Halifax. The government will power hundreds of thousands of houses and do hundreds of new jobs in Nova Scotia.
In a press release, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that $125 million of the funds would be dedicated to new wind power projects.
“New wind energy projects will provide clean power to around 350,000 houses in Nova Scotia, make hundreds of good jobs, and deliver benefits to regional Indigenous communities, including jobs and training,” it reads.
The remaining $130 million will go to four battery sites across the region that will store clean energy. “With this investment, Nova Scotia will have one of the largest battery systems in North America,” the release says.
The government declared a goal of reaching net zero electricity emissions before this year by 2035.
Canada has also committed to a Paris Agreement target to lower its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40-45 percent of 2005 levels by 2030 and to get net zero emissions by 2050.
Source – CBC News