Today in Canada, the government is starting a new program that will pay up to $5,000 in grants to compensate for energy-saving home upgrades. The program is called The Canada Greener Homes Grants and it will help homeowners upgrade heaters, install solar panels, and replace windows and doors. The project will be worth about $2.6 billion over the next seven years.
People in Canada can start to apply online today, which involves an energy evaluation by a certified advisor. The advisor will examine the home in person and determine which energy-saving upgrades would qualify for reimbursement. If the homeowner approves, a licensed contractor would be hired to do the retrofits. After fully finished, a final inspection would allow the homeowner to be reimbursed.
Later today the Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are supposed to explain further details of the program. They both say it is intended to lower energy bills, create jobs, and reduce emissions for Canadians.
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