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Fredericton company receives $350,000 investment from province

The Government of New Brunswick is investing $350,000 in Scott’s Nursery Ltd., a Fredericton-area company, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Department of Environment is making the investment through the New Brunswick Climate Action Fund (NBCAF) to help the company replace oil-fired boilers with pellet boilers and install an energy curtain in its greenhouse.

 

“Investments such as this will ensure that the province meets the goals set out in the New Brunswick Climate Change Action Plan (NBCCAP) and continues to be a promoter of environmental sustainability, which we must achieve to remain positioned to be self-sufficient by 2026," said Environment Minister Rick Miles.

 

This project is anticipated to reduce 1,866 tonnes of GHG emissions annually. The estimated project cost is $902,000, according to the provincial government.

 

“We are pleased to see the agricultural community take advantage of this program and contribute to reducing greenhouse gases,” said Agriculture and Aquaculture Minister Ronald Ouellette. “The department is supporting producers to become more energy-efficient and reduce their energy use by completing and implementing an energy audit for agriculture.”

 

Established from New Brunswick's portion of the federal government's Canada Eco-Trust for Clean Air and Climate Change, the $34-million NBCAF is being used to support projects in keeping with the goals of the NBCCAP. The 3-year fund is dedicated to public-sector, private-sector and not-for-profit initiatives that will result in reductions or avoidance of GHG emissions and air pollution.