Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Green renovation rebates funded through cap-and-trade system cancelled

Green renovation rebates funded through cap-and-trade system cancelled

The Green Energy Fund, which offered thousands of dollars in rebates to homeowners and businesses who completed energy-efficient renovations, has been shut down.

More than 140,000 people had taken advantage of the program by receiving home energy audits and free smart thermostats.

The rebate program was announced a year ago and funded through proceeds from Ontario's cap-and-trade program through a provincial agency called the Green Ontario Fund.

The provincial website indicates if you're already enrolled for a rebate, it will be honoured as long as a work agreement had been signed with a participating contractor for work that will be completed by August 31, 2018.

On Tuesday, the fund's website was replaced with a list of programs that are closed.

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The Liberal government introduced GreenON as part of its Climate Change Action Plan, which aimed to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 15 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, to 37 per cent by 2030, and to 80 per cent by 2050.

NDP MPP Gilles Bisson issued a statement calling the move the latest in Ford's "anti-environment crusade".

PC Spokesperson Jeff Silverstein told 680 News this cancellation was Ford delivering on his promise.

Doug Ford, who is expected to be sworn in as premier on June 29, said last week that getting rid of cap and trade would be his first order of business once the legislature resumes.

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