The provincial government has given more detail on its Climate Change Action Plan with the creation of two new programs.
The total expenditure for the programs will be about $40-Million over the next three years.
Premier Dwight Ball says one program will provide financial assistance to any person, organization, company, town or city wishing to switch to a different type of fuel in order to achieve greenhouse gas reductions.
He says climate change projects not only reduce the carbon footprint, but create jobs. St. John’s East MP Nick Whalen says climate change is real as we are seeing more extreme weather events in Atlantic Canada, and the Arctic is melting at three times the average global rate.
The other new program will provide money to commercial truckers who install fuel-saving devices on their vehicles and trailers.
The premier says programs under the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund will deliver 882,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030.