Eleven projects have been submitted by the province to the federal government for the Low Carbon Economy Fund, despite being ineligible for some of the funding.
“Saskatchewan put forward 11 projects totaling more than $200 million for consideration under the federal government’s Low Carbon Economy Fund,” Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said in a news release. “These projects will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 188 million tonnes from energy and power production, water, forests and agriculture.” Duncan added.
The federal Low Carbon Economy Fund includes a 1.4-billion-dollar leadership fund for provinces and territories that have signed the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. This includes 62-million dollars of federal funding earmarked for Saskatchewan, and supported by Saskatchewan taxpayers. The remaining funds are allocated to a challenge fund.