Government of Canada Announces Support for Manitoba Energy-Efficiency Programs

$32.3M to support natural gas reduction programs offered by Efficiency Manitoba


These investments will reduce natural gas use and greenhouse-gas emissions by offering rebates and incentives for energy-efficient equipment and retrofit measures. The Province of Manitoba, through Efficiency Manitoba, is also contributing about $32.3M into this project.
The combined investment by both governments will provide a significant boost to new energy-efficiency initiatives through Efficiency Manitoba. These will reduce the cost of living for Manitoba residents while reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions and creating jobs and economic activity.
This funding comes from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, which invests in projects that reduce carbon pollution, save money and create good jobs. Over the lifetime of these programs, Efficiency Manitoba will enable the creation of 1,800 jobs and reduce GHG emissions by a cumulative amount of about 488,000 tonnes of greenhouse-gas emissions—equivalent to removing approximately 150,000 passenger cars off the road for one year. This marks a significant contribution towards achieving Manitoba’s Carbon Savings Account goals.
The Government of Canada will continue to work with the government of Manitoba to bring forward climate-change measures that have a positive impact on their communities and help Canada to exceed the 2030 target and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Canada’s strengthened climate plan proposes steps to deliver emissions reduction across the country. These initiatives will help to make the places we live and gather more affordable by cutting energy waste.