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Feds invest $1.1M investing in solar panels in Lumsden, Sask.

The funding for this investment comes from the Partnerships stream of the Government of Canada's Low Carbon Economy Challenge

August 25, 2020  by CM Staff

Frost & Sullivan – Distributed Energy Resources

LUMSDEN, Sask. — On Aug. 24, the Government of Canada announced an investment of approximately $1.1 million from the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support the Town of Lumsden’s clean-energy initiatives.

Through this funding, the town will install solar panels at four municipal facilities and put three of them on track to reach 100% net-zero-emissions status.

“Initiatives like the Town of Lumsden’s solar panel project will help reduce emissions and improve air quality in the community,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, in a prepared statement. “As we aim for a net-zero future by 2050, our government is committed to supporting Canadians across the country in transitioning to a cleaner, more prosperous future for our kids and grandkids.”

The funding for this investment comes from the Partnerships stream of the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Challenge, which invests in projects that reduce carbon pollution, save money, and create jobs.

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Over the lifetime of this project, the Town of Lumsden will see a cumulative reduction of about 13,200 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. That amount is equivalent to removing approximately 4,000 cars off the road for one year.