Grants and Loans for Energy Retrofits to Rec Facilities
Therefore be it resolved that the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association lobby the Government of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada to provide a targeted program to assist communities with the capital cost of energy efficiency by a combination of grants and low interest loans.
Response: Saskatchewan Environment Launched the Green Strategy on April 12, 2007. Saskatchewanâ€™s Green Strategy is a framework for improved environmental management that recognizes the importance of the environment in maintaining a prosperous economy and a healthy society. To support the strategic outcomes of the Green Strategy, Saskatchewan Environmental announced $7.5 million in new funding for New Green Initiatives. One of the target areas for this funding is Energy Efficiency for Business, Communities, Agriculture and Non-Profit Organizations. Saskatchewan Environment has allocated $1,100,000 to provide financial incentives to assist business, communities, agriculture and non-profit organizations in undertaking energy conservation initiatives and installing renewable energy systems. Saskatchewan Environment is now working to identify opportunities for this funding.