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N.L., Ottawa pledge $40 million in greenhouse gas reduction programs

N.L., Ottawa pledge $40 million in greenhouse gas reduction programs
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ST. JOHN S, N.L. - Ottawa and Newfoundland and Labrador have pledged more than $40 million to programs aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions over the next three years.

Premier Dwight Ball said the money will be spent on various initiatives to cut emissions and support so-called clean growth in the province.

He said the projects, funded through the $2-billion Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, include $20.26 million in grants to organizations involved in projects that reduce greenhouse gas reductions.

It also provides $3.2 million in rebates to transportation carriers and owner-operators to install fuel-saving devices on trucks and trailers, while a program for energy efficiency and fuel switching in public buildings will get $17.2 million.
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