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Community energy initiative receives $20,000 in support

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FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ENERGIZE BRIDGEWATER
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The provincial Department of Energy is helping the Town of Bridgewater advance a community energy initiative that will support local investment in sustainable energy solutions and drive economic activity.

Minister of Business Mark Furey, on behalf of Energy Minister Michel Samson, announced $20,000 in support today, March 27, for the town’s Energize Bridgewater Project.

Energize Bridgewater is a community-wide initiative developing a shared vision of how the area should develop local, efficient and renewable energy.

“This project is breaking new ground for clean energy planning in rural Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Furey. “With local leadership and broad community support, Bridgewater is doing its part to help the province move toward a cleaner energy economy.”

Launched in 2016 the project is expected to result in practical energy demonstration projects, innovative new partnerships, and new knowledge and skills.

“The Town of Bridgewater is thrilled that the Department of Energy has recognized the environmental, social, and economic value of this project with today’s announcement,” said Mayor David Mitchell. “This initiative is unique in Canada and shows that Bridgewater is a leader in sustainability.”

This project is one of the ways government is supporting innovation in renewable energy as outlined in the Electricity Plan.

Once complete, the plan will be available to other municipalities and community organizations across Nova Scotia.

To learn more about Energize Bridgewater, visit www.energizebridgewater.ca.