Feds invest $8M into NWT green energy products

NWT MP Michael McLeod from his website

Several green energy initiatives are launching across the territory as a result of federal funding.

The federal government is investing $8 million into eight projects, Michael McLeod, MP for the NWT, announced in a press release on Tuesday.

Recipients include the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation who are using the funding to promote energy literacy in the community as well as renew Inuvialuit dialect and culture.

The funding will also go towards promoting cross-generational learning between Elders and youth on traditional practices, language and sustainability.

The Arctic Energy Alliance will use the funding to invest in energy literacy.

The Town of Inuvik, will install a biomass heating system to replace diesel boilers and provide freeze protection for the municipal water reservoir

The Nihtat Energy Ltd is launching three projects replacing diesel-fueled boilers with biomass-heating systems in public buildings.

It will also be used to engage with Aklavik and other Gwich’in communities for future projects as well as building community knowledge on energy planning processes.

The Tulita Land Corporation is installing biomass boilers to heat seven municipal buildings and is establishing a system to produce wood chips to fuel the boilers

The Délı̨nę Got’ı̨nę Government is using the funding to create a community energy plan that will increase energy efficiency and reduce diesel use.

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Luke Carroll
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