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FOR RELEASE
December 15, 2014

Incentive program introduced to improve the energy efficiency of Yukon homes

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is introducing a new energy incentive program that assists Yukoners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“The Yukon government is actively contributing to incentive programs in order to encourage energy conservation and efficient energy use,” Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent said. “The new Good Energy Residential Incentives Program helps Yukoners make their homes more comfortable, improve energy efficiency and make household energy bills more affordable.”

The program builds on the successes of ongoing Good Energy Rebate programs and will also offer an incentive to the cover capital costs of micro-generation projects.

In total, nine new products will qualify under the Residential Incentives Program: heat-recovery ventilators; EnergyStar© windows and doors; and solar, wind, hydro, biomass or geothermal energy generators.

“The Good Energy Residential Incentives Program demonstrates the Yukon government’s strong and continuing commitment to energy efficiency,” Kent added.

The new residential housing program will come into effect on January 1, 2015. $1.4 million from the Northern Housing Trust will enable the new initiative.

The Good Energy Rebate program will continue to provide incentives for the purchase of high-efficiency home heating systems and appliances. Since 2007, the popular Good Energy Rebate program has successfully delivered over 10,000 rebates to Yukon residents, displacing 29,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, saving 17,000,000 kWh of energy and resulting in a cost savings of $15.3 million.

Learn more:
Good Energy Residential Incentives Program

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Jesse Devost
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources
867-667-5307
jesse.devost@gov.yk.ca


News release #14-289