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. As indicated below, some are offered by the Provincial Government and others by the electric utilities, the Federal Government, or a number of organizations acting in partnership. Check out the following information to learn more and get started.
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Home Energy Savings Program
This Provincial Government program is administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation and is designed to assist low-income households in making energy efficiency improvements to their home. It provides grants of up to $5,000 for home energy efficiency upgrades, including insulation and air sealing, for households with income of less than $32,500 per year. Some of the funding for this Program comes from the joint federal-provincial Low Carbon Economy Leadership Program. To learn more about the program, contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation at (709) 724-3000 or visit their website.
Energy Efficiency Loan Program
This Provincial Government funded program is being delivered through a partnership between the Provincial Government and takeCHARGE, a joint energy efficiency initiative between Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. It is being delivered by takeCHARGE. Targeting electrically-heated households, the program provides 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 by visiting the takeCHARGE website.
Energy Efficiency in Oil Heated Homes Program
This program, funded by the Provincial and Federal Governments through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, provides rebates for the purchase of eligible energy efficiency products, such as insulation and programmable thermostats, being installed in oil-heated homes. It is being delivered through a partnership with takeCHARGE, a joint energy efficiency initiative of Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. The Program complements a similar rebate program that takeCHARGE already offers to electrically-heated homes (see below). Further program details can be obtained by visiting the takeCHARGE website
takeCHARGE Rebate Program for Electrically-Heated Homes
This takeCHARGE Rebate for Electrically-Heated Homes is an initiative of the province’s two electric utilities - Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. The Program offers rebates to households to help offset the cost of eligible energy efficiency products, such as insulation and programmable thermostats, for installation in electrically-heated homes. To learn more, visit the takeCHARGE website.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Green Home Program
Through an initiative of the Federal Government, homebuyers who invest in an energy-efficient house are eligible to receive a refund of 15% or 25% on their CMHC mortgage loan insurance premium. To be eligible for the refund, houses must be certified as achieving an EnerGuide rating of 82 or higher, or be certified as achieving another recognized energy-efficient standard, such as R-2000. For more information on this program, visit the CMHC website.
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Climate Change Challenge Fund
Delivered by the Provincial Government’s Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment (MAE), the Climate Change Challenge Fund (CCCF) is a competitive, application-based grant program funded by the Provincial and Federal Governments through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund. It is designed to enable businesses, industry, municipalities, Indigenous organizations and public sector entities in Newfoundland and Labrador to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. More information on the eligibility criteria and application process, including application deadlines, can be found on MAE's website
takeCHARGE Custom Business Program
The takeCHARGE Custom Business Program is an initiative of the province’s two electric utilities - Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. The Program offers a custom program for businesses to help identify and pay for energy efficiency upgrades. 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.
Isolated Systems Business Energy Efficiency Program
An initiative of the Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (NLH) delivered under takeCHARGE, this program targets NLH’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.
Freight Transportation Fuel Efficiency Program
Delivered by the Provincial Government’s Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment (MAE), the Freight Transportation Fuel Efficiency Program (FTFEP) is an application-based grant program funded by the Provincial and Federal Governments through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund. The Program provides rebates to retrofit existing heavy-duty trucks and trailers registered and plated in Newfoundland and Labrador, to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. More information on the application process, including eligibility criteria, can be found on MAE's 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.
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takeCHARGE K-I-C Start Program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MMSB School Program
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 709-753 0948 to book a Waste Reduction Expert to come to your school.
CCNL Youth Engagement Funding Initiative
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 709-729-7265.
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 709-729-7265.