Federal Government invest $2.7 Million in Petawawa clean energy project
Canadians want cleaner air and cleaner water for their children and grandchildren. The of Government of Canada signaled their priority to make climate change a core part of their policies to help Canadians cut pollution in their communities, while saving on energy costs and creating good jobs across the country. Using cleaner fuels to power our vehicles and heat our homes is an important part of our plan to create a healthier future.
Parliamentary Secretary Jonathan Wilkinson announced an investment of approximately $2.7 million from the Low Carbon Economy Fund to support a project that converts food waste into renewable energy in Petawawa, Ontario.
“The Government of Canada is proud to support innovative projects that reduce emissions and create good jobs. This project will cut pollution equal to removing every car in Renfrew County from the road for one year. It’s a great example of the type of innovative leadership that municipalities across the country are taking to help Canada exceed its 2030 Paris Agreement target and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.”
– Neil R. Ellis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
The Town of Petawawa will upgrade its digesters to divert food waste from landfills by turning it into clean energy. The Town is also contributing $2.7 million, and the total funding will increase the production of biogas and help process more organic waste to generate electricity and supply energy to the plant.
Over the lifetime of this project, the Town will see a cumulative reduction of about 300,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions—equivalent to taking approximately 92,000 cars off the road for one year. It will also divert 280,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill over the next 10 years.
Canada’s strengthened climate plan is reducing emissions and creating jobs across the country. A key part of the plan to create a cleaner and healthier future is investing in powering our communities with clean energy.