Photo: “Mike Bossio points to the smart thermostat installed in his home. The Government of Canada has launched an incentive program for Ontarians to receive rebates of up to 25% off the purchase of eligible energy efficient products.”
Canadians are feeling the impacts and costs of climate change first hand. In Ontario, people felt the impacts of extreme weather from heatwaves to floods and severe storms in the last year alone. Canada has a plan to fight climate change and create good jobs for the future economy with Canadians – and that plan is working. Canada’s clean economy is growing, and Canadians have created one million jobs since 2015.
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, has launched the Federal Energy Savings Rebate Program to provide make energy-efficient products more accessible to people across Ontario.
The new program will provide approximately $200 million to purchase energy efficient products at Ontario retailers, such as ENERGY STAR certified washers, dryers, smart thermostats, refrigerators, and air source heat pumps. Retailers will provide rebates of up to 25% off the purchase price of eligible products, helping Ontarians reduce energy use, save money and fight climate change at home.
The Energy Savings Rebate Program is funded from a portion of Ontario’s Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund allocation.
“Taking steps like installing a programmable smart thermostat or purchasing energy efficient appliances not only helps fight climate change and reduce emissions, but saves you money at the same time. I am happy to see our federal government stepping up to provide Ontarians incentives to do just that.”
– Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington
“Ontarians understand the urgency of climate change and expect us to act. Canada will continue to take action to ensure that the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund continues to provide energy efficient solutions for Canadians. The Federal Energy Savings Rebate Program will help Ontarians cut emissions while saving money and energy at home.”
– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
- Retailers with locations in five or more municipalities in Ontario have until July 10, 2019 to submit their proposals and apply for funding. Retailers with locations in at least one and no more than four municipalities in Ontario have until March 31, 2020.
- According to Clean Energy Canada, the energy efficiency measures in Canada’s climate plan will help improve Canada’s economy and environment between now and 2030 by creating 118,000 new jobs, boosting our GDP by $356 billion, and saving Canadian households an average of $114 a year. Every $1 spent on energy efficiency generates approximately $7 of GDP.
- Low Carbon Economy Fund
- Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change
- Energy Savings Rebate Program