Ottawans disappointed over cancellation of GreenON program

By CBC News Ottawa, June 20, 2018

Premier-designate Doug Ford has scrapped a rebate program that offered incentives for those who opted for energy-efficient renovations, leaving some Ottawa homeowners and companies adrift.

New rebate applications for GreenON, which used the proceeds from Ontario's cap-and-trade program, will no longer be accepted, according to the province's website.

(...)But Robb Barnes, executive director of Ecology Ottawa, said the decision is a sign of things to come.

"If you look at the policy signals coming from the new provincial administration, we're looking at a massive shortfall in terms of revenue for a lot of the projects that will move us to a more climate-friendly path in Ottawa," he said.

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