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Working with Nisga’a Lisims Government to create green jobs

October 28, 2013

VICTORIA – The Nisga’a Lisims Government will benefit from the most recent round of funding under the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF). Nisga’a Lisims Government will receive $40,000 to support the Anudol Creek Feasibility Assessment.

Funding will be used to conduct a feasibility study to assess and quantify hydrological resources for a potential hydro project on Anudol Creek.

Since 2011, the provincial government has invested more than $5.1 million to support clean-energy opportunities in over 80 Aboriginal communities throughout B.C., including wind energy, biomass and run-of-river hydroelectric power. The clean-energy technology industry is one of the fastest growing industries in B.C., with more than 200 organizations, 68 per cent of which were formed in the past decade.

Twelve new FNCEBF projects are being announced today. Two will be receiving equity funding and 10 will be funded to assist in capacity building.

Quote:

Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad –

“I cannot overestimate the importance of building partnerships with First Nations around clean-energy projects and capacity building. By investing in a greener future for First Nations, our government is also investing in the future of all British Columbians. Clean-energy projects, like those announced today, help support sustainable economies at the community level and create positive outcomes for the whole province.”

Learn More:

For more information about FNCEBF, visit: http://www.gov.bc.ca/arr/economic/fncebf.html

Contact:

Nina Chiarelli
Communications Director
Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
250 953-3211

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