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July 8, 2021
Today, the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced over $87,000 in joint federal-provincial funding for the Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board’s Dewatering System Project. This residential and industrial wastewater project will reduce energy used to process and divert organic waste.
The funding ($72,000 federal and $15,000 provincial) is being provided through the Climate Change Challenge Fund which is part of the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Climate Change Challenge Fund is a competitive grant-based program to fund greenhouse gas reduction projects. This fund supports capital projects that lower greenhouse gas emissions. The program is available to organizations of all sizes across commercial, municipal, and not-for-profit sectors, and Indigenous governments and organizations.
The province’s Climate Change Challenge Fund will receive up to $19.9 million through the federal Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, an increase from the previously announced total of $11.4 million in response to strong interest in the Climate Change Challenge Fund.
“We all have a role to play in making our environment cleaner and being more energy efficient. Through initiatives such as the Dewatering System Project on the Burin Peninsula, we are supporting projects that enhance regional capacity for processing and diverting organic waste. This advanced system requires less energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, while moving our province forward both environmentally and economically.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
“I am pleased to see the Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board receive this funding. This funding will ensure this Board’s dewatering system for residential and industrial wastewater will reduce energy used to process and divert organic waste. I am proud to see organizations like the Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board embracing the future and accessing these funds to help them transition to a greener economy, which will in turn, help our future generations. By accessing the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Climate Change Challenge Fund, organizations like this help highlight the exceptional work our province is doing to build a cleaner and healthier future. This is great news for the Burin Peninsula and its residents”
Member of Parliament, Bonavista-Burin-Trinity
“The Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board’s Dewatering System Project provides an opportunity to help protect our environment, reduce energy usage and divert organic waste. I am pleased to see both the Federal and Provincial government supporting these initiatives right here in the district of Burin – Grand Bank.”
MHA for Burin – Grand Bank
“We are excited to receive funding for this project that will help our waste management facility become more environmentally friendly. The Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board is eager to have this dewatering system up and running to help prevent harmful liquids and gases from entering our environment.”
Chair, Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board
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