New Energy Savings Rebate program of 25 percent discount
Aug. 30, 2019
Global Korean Post
Canadians see the impacts of climate change every day, and the Government of Canada announced that new program will be helping for people.
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, 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.
“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—and ultimately saving people money on energy costs, too.
“When Ontario cancelled our jointly funded climate programs last year, we made sure to reinvest the money in projects that help Ontarians continue to be a part of the solution to climate change. Our investments will make sure Canada is a leader in the clean economy of the future so our children and grandchildren have good jobs, clean air, clean water, and a healthy future.” said Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
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.
Ontario residents can take advantage of this program, in-store or online, through any eligible retailer, available here: Energy Savings Rebate program (please check back regularly as more will be added).
The Energy Savings Rebate program makes energy-efficient products more accessible to people across Ontario. The program provides $200 million over two years to participating retailers, big and small, to help Ontario residents afford energy-efficient products.
They highlighted that all of the money invested by the federal government will be used to provide Ontarians with point-of-sale rebates: Retailers are not compensated for administering the program.