Ontario is home to numerous communities reliant on fossil fuels to meet energy needs.
The federal government recently announced Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities Program intended to help reduce reliance on diesel and other fossil fuels in northern rural and remote communities. There are two program funding streams are open for applicants:
Capacity Building Stream aimed to help reduce diesel reliance, including educational and training initiatives, and activities to increase energy literacy.
Bio-Heat, Demonstration, and Deployment Stream for community initiatives to increase bioheat to offset fossil fuel use, demonstrate innovative approaches to reducing diesel use, and deploy renewable energy technologies to green local electricity grids.