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GN’s environment minister looks to expand renewable energy program – Nunatsiaq News

Nov 4, 2022

David Akeeagok said his department has seen an uptick in applications, especially from cabin owners

Nunavut’s environment minister is looking to extend more renewable energy grants across the territory.

David Akeeagok said his department is seeing an increasing number of applications for the Renewable Energy Homeowners Grant Program, especially from people seeking financial support to install solar panels in their cabins.

Now in its second year, the program allows homeowners to receive up to $30,000 and cabin owners up to $5,000 for renewable energy that is installed into their homes.

“We need to find more funds to help those that own the cabins and that want to get into renewable [energy] resources,” Akeeagok told the legislative assembly on Thursday.

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