Ontario invests to reduce greenhouse gas pollution

by Samantha Ashenhurst | February 16, 2018 4:05 pm

The two new programs offered through the Green Ontario Fund will support the province’s farmers and agri-food businesses.
Photo © Skeezix1000 Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

The Ontario government announced two new programs to help farmers and agri-food businesses improve energy efficiency, save money, and flight climate change. The programs are part of the Green Ontario Fund[2], a not-for-profit agency tasked with reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution to help meet the province’s emission reduction targets, as outlined in its Climate Change Action Plan[3].

GreenON Agriculture[4] will provide funding to help improve energy efficiency in climate-controlled production facilities, such as swine or poultry barns, greenhouses, and grain dryers. Improvements include new/upgraded energy curtains and cover materials in greenhouses and building insulation in walls and ceilings of livestock facilities.

Meanwhile, GreenON Food Manufacturing[5] will encourage food and beverage processing facilities to adopt innovative, cleaner technologies with opportunities for low-carbon fuel use, waste heat recovery, improved air balance, and upgraded refrigeration systems.

The province will invest $7.25 million and $3.75, respectively.

To read more about the new programs, click here[6].

  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Caledon_Ontario.jpg
  2. Green Ontario Fund: https://www.greenon.ca/
  3. Climate Change Action Plan: https://www.ontario.ca/page/climate-change-action-plan
  4. GreenON Agriculture: http://www.greenon.ca/en/programs/GreenON-Agriculture
  5. GreenON Food Manufacturing: http://www.greenon.ca/en/programs/GreenON-Food-Manufacturing
  6. here: https://news.ontario.ca/ene/en/2018/02/ontario-helping-farmers-and-agri-food-businesses-reduce-greenhouse-gas-pollution.html?utm_source=ondemand&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=m

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