Fuel-switching incentives available for CRD residents

Energy used to heat buildings is the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in region

The Capital Regional District is offering a $350 top-up incentive for households in the region to switch from a fossil fuel heating system to an electric air-source heat-pump.

The incentive is available on a first come first served basis through the provincial EfficiencyBC Program and in combination with up to $2,000 for ductless or central heat pumps.

Energy used to heat and power buildings is the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, or GHG, in the capital region, according to B.C.’s Community Energy and Emissions Inventory,

“Our new incentive program is a testament to the CRD’s commitment to both reducing GHGs in our region and preparing our community for climate change,” said Larisa Hutcheson, general manager of parks and environmental services with the CRD.

“Electric heat pumps are the most efficient way to reduce your home’s GHG output—and, compared with oil heating, making this switch has the same impact as not driving your car for 15 years.”

Residents can apply through EfficiencyBC for incentives that help them save energy. Among other rebates, B.C residents can receive up to $2,000 for replacing a fossil fuel home heating system (oil, natural gas or propane) with an electric heat pump. To meet the requirements, homeowners must install a qualifying, all-electric central or mini-split heat pump and remove their fossil fuel heating system.

For more information about the overall program, visit www.efficiencyBC.ca. To learn more about region-specific top-ups, visit www.crd.bc.ca/heatpump.



editor@sookenewsmirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Thousands show for 40th GoodLife Marathon in downtown Victoria

New records, first-time runners, and stories of resilience

Mother of alleged hit-and-run victim hopes municipalities will work together to improve crosswalk

Young woman injured, dog killed when struck by driver on marked crosswalk at Foul Bay Road

Here comes the rain: Victoria can expect post Thanksgiving showers all week

Mild, rainy weather expected from Tuesday to Saturday

Opponents of Elizabeth May criticize her push to scrap temporary foreign worker program

May has proposed to scrap the federal program which supplies local business with temporary workers

Victoria woman uses loss to raise awareness of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

City of Victoria to recognize Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day Oct. 15

VIDEO: Greater Victoria, here’s the news you missed this weekend

Dog killed in alleged hit and run, Goodlife Marathon takes over city and more

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

Most Read