The Government of Nova Scotia has announced over $1 million of funding for green technology projects that it says will help the province go green. These projects are being administered by ecoNova Scotia.
“The government is showing genuine leadership by working closely with municipalities, businesses and community organizations to support green technologies that will help fight climate change and reduce operating costs,” said Maurice Smith, on behalf of Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau.
Some of the projects include:
· More than $400,000 to help the Town of Antigonish and county transform an existing retail building into a new library and program space
· Over $10,500 funding for Northumberland Regional High School to install a small wind turbine and two solar panels
· More than $200,000 for a biogas energy production project at Archibald Dairy Farm that will use green technology to turn cow manure and biosolids into heat and electricity
Other projects receiving funding are from Municipality of the District of Guysborough, Pictou County and the Town of New Glasgow.
The government expects these projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 1,200 tonnes and cut more than 2,000 kg of major air pollutant emissions.
With this announcement, ecoNova Scotia has funded a total of 147 projects. All funding is now committed and no new applications are being accepted.
For more information on the fund, visit www.gov.ns.ca/ecoNovaScotia.
July 30, 2010 By John Gilson
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