B.C. Government Caucus Communications

News Release

August 19, 2016

 

SALMON ARM –The B.C. Government is providing over $70,000 in grants to Armstrong, Columbia-Shuswap, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Spallumcheen in recognition of their commitment to support a healthier, more sustainable community, announced Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo today.

  • Armstrong                      $2,789
  • Columbia-Shuswap      $8,150
  • Enderby                          $4,393
  • Salmon Arm                   $44,995
  • Sicamous                         $2,562
  • Spallumcheen                $8,786

“I’m pleased to see our local governments contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions,” Kyllo said. “Not only will investments in clean energy help preserve the natural beauty that surrounds our communities, but its increased efficiency can save rate payers money.”

The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) provides conditional grants to communities that have signed the Climate Action Charter and supports their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Communities that report publicly on their progress toward meeting climate action goals are eligible to receive a grant equivalent to 100% of the carbon tax they pay directly.

In 2016, the Province provided over $6.4 million in CARIP grants to B.C. local governments.

Since 2008, CARIP has granted over $39 million to help support B.C. communities in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work toward achieving Climate Action Charter goals.

Learn More:

Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program:

http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/greencommunities/carip.htm