There are a variety of programs available to help get you started.
There are a variety of programs available to help you take action on climate change and energy efficiency. Check out the following information to learn more and get started.
Considering energy efficiency upgrades or retrofits? Investing in a new home? These programs can help around the house. See more
The takeCHARGE initiative, which is jointly administered by Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, offers rebates to households to help offset the cost of new, energy-efficient products, such as insulation and programmable thermostats. To learn more, visit the takeCHARGE website.
This program is administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation and is designed to assist low-income households heating their home with electricity. It provides grants of up to $5,000 for home energy efficiency upgrades, including insulation and air sealing. To learn more about the program, contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation at (709) 724-3000.
This program is a partnership between the Provincial Government and takeCHARGE, a joint energy efficiency initiative between Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. It will be delivered through takeCHARGE. Targeting electrically-heated households, the program will provide low-interest financing of Prime plus 1.5 per cent, towards the purchase and installation of heat pumps and insulation, to a maximum of $10,000. Further program details can be obtained beginning in October 2017 by visiting https://takechargenl.ca/
Homebuyers who invest in an energy-efficient house are eligible to receive a 10% refund on their CMHC mortgage loan insurance premium. To be eligible for the refund, houses must achieve an EnerGuide rating of 82 or be built to another energy-efficient standard, such as R-2000. For more information on this program, visit the CMHC website.
Want to reduce the carbon footprint of your business and improve your bottom line? These programs mean business. See more
The takeCHARGE initiative, which is jointly administered by Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, offers a custom program for businesses to help identify and pay for energy efficiency improvements. Examples of improvements include upgrading heating, cooling and refrigeration systems, as well as lighting systems and controls. Some product rebates are also available. For more information, visit the takeCHARGE website.
Part of the takeCHARGE initiative, this program targets Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro's commercial customers in isolated systems. Through this program, they will cover up to 80% of eligible costs for energy efficiency projects, such upgrading to high-performance lighting, installing occupancy sensors, or upgrading insulation. For more information, visit the takeCHARGE website.
This program is offered by the Federal Government's Office of Energy Efficiency to help improve the fuel efficiency of commercial vehicles in Canada. It provides members with access to training, technical resources, fuel consumption calculators and various publications on ways to save fuel. To learn more, visit the FleetSmart website.
Looking for innovative ways to engage students on climate change and energy efficiency? These programs are first class. See more
The takeCHARGE program has been delivering presentations about the importance of saving energy to classrooms in Newfoundland and Labrador since 2008. There are two distinct presentations - one for grades K-3 and one for grades 4-6. Both presentations are engaging, fun and interactive, with content, activities and prizes tailored to each group. Each presentation lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. For more information, contact 709-737-5251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) offers a variety of outreach and funding programs for schools in Newfoundland and Labrador, including classroom presentations that teach students about the importance of reducing waste. For more information, contact email@example.com or 1-800-901-6672 to book a Waste Reduction Expert to come to your school.
Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL) offers the Youth Engagement Funding Initiative. This program provides grants of up to $1,000 to students throughout Newfoundland and Labrador who wish to pursue academic activities relating to climate change. For more information, contact Jessica Madden at 709-729-7267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador offers free, curriculum-linked, classroom-based presentations about climate change to schools throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Two distinct presentations, which can be tailored to any grade level. For more information, contact Jessica Madden at 709-729-7267 or email@example.com.