A new committee has been established, which aims to establish energy efficiency programs in Alberta and help homeowners and small businesses save money.
Committee Chair, David Dodge told the Alberta Morning News they’re excited to start consulting with Albertans.
“Our task is very simple and it’s very focused on energy efficiency,” Dodge said. “So we’re going to be lean, we’re going to mean and I hope we’re going to create one of the best energy efficiency programs in Canada.”
The program will look to install energy efficient products to homes, at no cost to the homeowner and offer rebates to residents and stores for energy saving products.
It will also offer rebates for energy saving products in non-profit organizations and other institutions.
Dodge added he believes the programs will be justified once people realize the cost savings.
“We’ll have programs aimed at homes, at small businesses, at non-profits, institutions, all of those things,” Dodge said. “Our investment in this program is about $650-million over five years.”
Dodge says Alberta was one of the only jurisdictions that did not have this committee.
The group was created under the NDP’s Climate Leadership Plan. (km/Newstalk770)