Across the province, Nova Scotians should be proud of the significant actions we have taken to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Emissions are down 30% since 2005, demonstrating our ability to plan and put those plans into action when needed. But a challenging path lies ahead. Nova Scotia needs to further invest in energy efficiency, electrification, and decarbonization if we are to achieve our goal of a net-zero future.
Since 2015, our Green Schools initiative has been inspiring and empowering schools across Nova Scotia to adopt smarter, more sustainable energy habits. Through this free program, our engagement officers support students, teachers, and the larger school community as they learn to waste less and become more energy efficient.
We are proud to be one of only two provinces to have partnered with Natural Resources Canada to deliver the Canada Greener Homes Grant on the federal government’s behalf. In Nova Scotia, the Canada Greener Homes Grant will be co-delivered with Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Home Energy Assessment service, meaning anyone who enrolls in the service will automatically be registered for the federal grant.
EfficiencyOne is developing and delivering resources and programs to help Nova Scotians reach energy efficiency goals not only this year, but every year.