Canada launches Low Carbon Economy Challenge 


The Government of Canada has launched the Low Carbon Economy Challenge, which will invest up to $170M into projects that deploy low-carbon technologies, including initiatives in retrofitting, waste diversion, and fuel switching. In the announcement for the challenge, University of Victoria VP, Finance and Operations Kristi Simpson highlighted how the university is using funds from last year’s competition to replace a natural gas boiler with electric boilers. “Through the Low Carbon Economy Fund, the Government of Canada is partnering with climate leaders across the country to cut emissions, cut costs, and create jobs, and will continue to do so through this renewed funding,” said Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Julie Dabrusin.