The Alberta government is planning to put cash from the carbon levy into an energy efficiency program that will help Albertans make energy upgrades to their homes.
That could include installing LED lightbulbs, low-flow shower heads and introducing advanced power bars that help cut electricity use.
Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the program will cost $21.5 million and create 70 jobs.
Phillips said a private company, Ecofitt, has been contracted to run the program.
“An installer will come, and probably provide you some other insight over things that you could do potentially, or as we move along, give you information about more of the programs,” explained Phillips.
“We want to make sure that we are getting the right price for Albertans, and we are getting these products into the hands of Albertans as quickly as possible.”
Phillips said she’s unsure where the products will be manufactured.
Contractors will start making appointments in April. Anyone who is interested can register through efficiencyalberta.ca.
Ontario-based Ecofitt said it provides conservation programs and products across North America; clients include Manitoba Hydro, Guelph Hydro and Hydro Quebec and the British Columbia government.
With files from The Canadian Press