Environmentalists and manufacturers alike are welcoming Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan, which will provide billions of dollars in subsidies and incentives to businesses and homeowners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Executive Director at Guelph environmental consulting firm “Emerge”, Evan Ferrari, says this is the most comprehensive plan to fight climate change that we’ve ever seen.
He says the city is perfectly positioned to take advantage of it.
He says there will be grants for home owners who upgrade things like insulation, windows and doors and install efficient heating and solar systems.
The Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association and the Global Automakers of Canada said rebates of up to $14,000 for electric vehicles, and a “cash-for-clunkers” program to get older cars off the roads, will help create consumer demand for the vehicles.