NWT sustainable energy projects receive federal help
Ottawa has announced over $640,000 for two community-led projects in the Northwest Territories that will help rural and remote communities reducing their reliance on diesel fuel for heat and power.
The first investment of $442,000 is for Paulatuk Community Corporation’s Beaufort Hamlet Energy Initiative. Working with the Hamlet of Ulukhaktok, this project will develop a community energy plan to support future energy efficiency initiatives and renewable energy projects.
The second investment of $200,000 is for Rat River Development Corporation to build a sustainable wood chip supply chain for the Gwich’in Nation. These wood chips will be locally harvested from willow trees for use in biomass systems in and around Fort McPherson.
“Indigenous communities and companies are showcasing their innovative solutions to combating climate change, all while creating local jobs and advancing self-determination,” said Michael V. McLeod, Member of Parliament, Northwest Territories. “We congratulate them on their leadership in their energy transformation.”