Rebate program aims to fight climate change

The federal government is investing in climate solutions that help encourage Canadians to reduce emissions and save money.

Canadians see the impacts of climate change every day, and the government wants to help them do their part to take action.

Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, recently announced the launch of the Energy Savings Rebate program to help make climate action affordable for Ontarians.

Through this program, a total of $200 million of support over two years will be provided to Ontario retailers to offer up to 25 percent off the purchase price of specific energy-saving products. These products can help Ontarians reduce their energy use by up to 60 percent more than using the standard models.

Ontario families or businesses looking to install electric-vehicle chargers or purchase new energy-efficient appliances—like washers, dryers, dishwashers, and refrigerators—can save up to $500 per item and up to $1,000 on water heaters and heat pumps, through this initiative. Retailers include RONA, Lowe’s, Canadian Tire, Best Buy Canada, Tepperman’s, and scores of others, big and small, in communities across the province.

“The Energy Savings Rebate program will make sure Ontarians can fight climate change in an affordable way, saving them up to $1000 on energy-efficient home equipment from water heaters to fridges and stoves—the kind of products we use every day,” said McKenna.

Ontario residents can take advantage of this program, in-store or online, through any eligible retailer, available here: Energy Savings Rebate program

The Energy Savings Rebate program is funded from a portion of Ontario’s Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund allocation. The federal government is reinvesting Ontario’s allocation in programs that encourage energy efficiency.

 

 

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