06/13/2007

Ontario Premier, the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, announced $20M in grants to help municipalities to undertake greenhouse gas reduction projects.
Background:

The Premier announced today that the Province will provide $20M over three years to help municipal governments undertake projects that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The grants will also be accompanied by $200M in low interest loans through Infrastructure Ontario. 

Funding will be available to municipal governments to undertake projects that improve energy efficiency in building stocks that can cut down on energy usage. Eligible projects might include such things as upgrades to heating, cooling and lighting systems as well as insulation in walls, roofs and windows.  

The Premier noted that details of the program such as funding allocations and mechanisms will be developed and implemented through consultation with AMO and other stakeholders. AMO will keep members up-to-date on developments. 

Action:

Members are encouraged to read the news release and to look for further AMO communications on the program.