Media Release: Provincial investment to help homeowners fight climate change welcomed

Concerned incentives may not be available to Kitchener homeowners

Kitchener – REEP Green Solutions welcomes today’s Ontario government announcement of  a $100 million investment to help homeowners upgrade their home’s energy efficiency.

“We’re pleased that the government recognizes the importance of financial incentives in spurring home energy upgrades to stimulate the economy, create jobs and help Canada meet the commitment we made at the Paris climate conference,” said Mary Jane Patterson, executive director of REEP Green Solutions.

The province’s announcement is in partnership with Union Gas and Enbridge, which provide natural gas to the vast majority of Ontario’s homeowners.

“This announcement is great news for Union Gas customers in Waterloo, Cambridge and the townships,” said Patterson. “But we’re wondering if homeowners in Kitchener will also be able to participate in this program since neither Union Gas nor Enbridge operates in the city.”

REEP Green Solutions also recommends that the Province of Ontario provides incentives for home energy incentives for people who are not heating their homes with natural gas.

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