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Manitoba PC's Promise $25Mn in Annual Energy Efficiency Retrofit Rebates ... if Reelected (Ind. Report
Efficiency Manitoba
Date: 2019-08-19
On the Canadian prairies, the ruling Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) Party has announced that if reelected it will invest $25 million per year in energy efficiency programs and incentives to support residential and business energy efficient renovations on existing homes and commercial buildings.

The retrofit program would be managed by Efficiency Manitoba, a crown corporation focused on energy conservation, which was created to take over Manitoba Hydro's Power Smart program.

Rebates would apply to retrofit windows and doors, furnace conversions and appliances purchased to make homes and businesses emit less greenhouse gases. It would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 135,000 tonnes over the next three years. (Source: Efficiency Manitoba, CBC, 17 Aug., 2019) Contact: Efficiency Manitoba,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Efficiency Manitoba,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Efficiency Rebate,  

Winnipeg Univ. Demos Urban Biomass Pellet Heating (Ind. Report)
University of Winnipeg
Date: 2018-07-03
On the Canadian prairies, the University of Winnipeg (enrollment 9,360) in Manitoba reports it will convert its oil-fired heat and power production to woody biomass pellets this fall.

Last fall the city center university installed two 100-kilowatt biomass boilers as supplementary heating sources and as a demonstration project in a partnership with Manitoba Hydro's Bioenergy Optimization Program. The university's sustainability and GHG reduction strategy includes a goal of 5 pct of total campus energy usage coming from renewable sources by 2025.

The system is expected to use about 170 tpy of locally sourced pellets. (Source: University of Winnipeg, Manitoba-Cooperator, 26 May, 2018) Contact: University of Winnipeg,; Manitoba Hydro Bioenergy Optimization Program,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Pellet,  Manitoba Hydro,  Woody Biomass,  Biomass,  

Manitoba Launches Efficiency Manitoba Corp. (Ind. Report)
Manitoba Hydro
Date: 2018-01-26
In Winnipeg, the Manitoba Crown Services office is reporting the creation of Efficiency Manitoba . The new Crown Corporation will take over Manitoba Hydro's PowerSmart program aimed at encouraging consumers and businesses to save energy with subsidies for switching to energy efficient efficient appliances, and other initiatives.

The corporation will also be charged with reducing growth in electrical consumption by 22.5 pct over 15 years and in natural gas consumption by 11.25 pct over the same period. Few details have been announced. (Source: News Winnipeg, CBC, 24 Jan., 2018) Contact: Manitoba Hydro, Kelvin Shepherd, CEO, Scott Powell,Public Affairs, (204) 360-4417,,

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