June 4, 2021
Green Party Leader and MLA for Fredericton-South David Coon tabled a motion in the Legislative Assembly urging the government to invest in energy efficiency to help combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improve affordability of energy for families and competitiveness for businesses by lowering energy bills, and create a substantial number of local jobs.
Additional investment in the Low-Income Energy Savings Program would reduce the current waitlist, which currently has an estimated wait time of approximately 12 months.
The Motion urges the government to:
- establish zero-interest loans of up to $10,000 to furnish the capital for cost-effective energy and renewable heat and power retrofits of homes;
- transfer energy efficiency and heating upgrade programs to a new non-profit agency modelled on Nova Scotia’s Efficiency One.