Ottawa spends $255 million on green energy projects in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX – The federal government is allocating up to $255 million for green energy projects in Nova Scotia.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement today when he visits Atlantic Canada.

Up to $125 million will go into new wind energy projects to provide clean power to approximately 350,000 homes in Nova Scotia.

The government says the money will create hundreds of jobs and benefit local indigenous communities.

In addition, up to $130 million will help Nova Scotia Power install batteries to store clean energy at four locations across the province.

The government says the batteries will help provide reliable electricity to homes and businesses and support the shutdown of coal-fired power plants.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 21, 2022.

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