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$30 million invested to provincial program to reduce diesel use in remote areas

The province is investing $30 million in the Community Energy Diesel Reduction program, to help First Nations communities move towards more clean energy use in their homes, economy, and day-to-day life.

These remote communities consumed 19.1 million litres of diesel in 2019, according to the province’s latest statistics.

Premier David Eby says First Nations throughout the province are taking a significant role in reducing carbon pollution.

“This new investment will help even more remote communities build and expand clean-energy projects that move our province away from diesel and toward a cleaner, brighter future,” says Eby.

Along with extending the reduction program’s lifespan by three years, up to 96 projects will be supported by this funding.

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It includes helping First Nations in replacing diesel power generation for hydro-electric, solar, biomass and wind.

The province hopes to see diesel consumption be reduced by 80 percent in remote areas by 2030.

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