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B.C., feds funds First Nations clean energy projects – Construct Connect

May 28, 2024

VANCOUVER – The federal and British Columbia governments are putting $9.8 million towards clean-energy projects for 35 First Nations throughout B.C.

The projects are receiving funding through the BC Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative (BCICEI), a partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and New Relationship Trust (NRT), a release said.

This round of BCICEI support includes $7.5 million from PacifiCan and Indigenous Services Canada and $2.3 million from the Government of B.C through its CleanBC plan.

“First Nations are key partners as we work together to build cleaner, more resilient communities and power B.C.’s growing economy with renewable electricity. From rooftop solar to residential heat pumps and large-scale wind generation, the projects receiving funding today will advance Indigenous clean energy and create new opportunities across the province,” said B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation Josie Osborne in the release.

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