News & Events
NS POWER, EFFICIENCYONE AND PROVINCE COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT VITAL SERVICES DURING COVID
April 20th, 2020
- $1.36M for prepared meal delivery services such as Meals on Wheels and the VON’s Frozen Favourites to help hire staff, buy food and make meal deliveries;
- $1M for United Way’s Atlantic Compassion Fund to help vulnerable families and youth in Nova Scotia;
- $400,000 for shelters, soup kitchens and other service organizations; and
- $180,000 for Seniors’ Safety Programs and $60,000 for Community Links to help meet the needs of older Nova Scotians.
Homes in Mi'kmaw communities across Nova Scotia to benefit from energy-efficient upgrades
August 30th, 2019
- Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
- $26.9 billion of this funding is supporting green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
- On June 27, 2019, the Government of Canada launched two new strategies: Canada's Connectivity Strategy, which commits to connect all Canadians to high-speed internet, and Canada's first Rural Economic Development Strategy, which will spur economic growth and create good, middle class jobs for rural Canadians across the country.
- The Rural Economic Development Strategy leverages ongoing federal investments and provides a vision for the future, identifying practical steps to take in the short term, and serving as a foundation to guide further work.
- These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a 2-year federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas:
- Skilled workforce/Immigration;
- Clean growth and climate change;
- Trade and investment;
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http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html Rural Opportunity, National Prosperity: An Economic Development Strategy for Rural Canada:
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Halifax Announced as New Urban Climate Centre
July 4th, 2019
EfficiencyOne and Verschuren Centre sign MOU for collaboration, research and partnership
June 18th, 2019
EfficiencyOne proposes to deliver more energy savings to Nova Scotians
March 1st, 2019
National energy efficiency report puts spotlight on Nova Scotia
May 16th, 2018
Annual Report shows the good things efficiency brings all Nova Scotians
August 1st, 2017
Government announces more support for energy efficiency
July 31st, 2017
On June 16, the Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants (Nova Scotia), echoed the announcement from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on the Government’s $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund. The Fund will provide $56.3 million over five years to the Province of Nova Scotia to help support projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including enhancing existing Efficiency Nova Scotia programs.
Energy efficiency has an important role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating local jobs, and saving families and businesses money. We look forward to working with the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia over the next several months to expand the impact of energy efficiency programming in Nova Scotia.
We expect to announce further details regarding the expansion of Efficiency Nova Scotia programs in the fall. Discussions between the Province and the Government of Canada to put in place a bilateral funding agreement are expected to happen over the summer. Once an agreement is reached, we will announce further details on what the funding means for the expansion of Efficiency Nova Scotia programs, and when program enhancements will be available to Nova Scotians.
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