New Brunswick Information
The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) is looking to aid in information available to elected officials, Insulators Union Locals and members, contractors and the general public in New Brunswick.
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On this page, you will find information related to specific legislation that deals with mechanical insulation and labour, political candidate gifting guidelines and information for the province's elected officials.
New Brunswick's capitol resides in Fredericton.
The Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick is made up of forty-nine MLA’s (members of the legislative assembly). The fixed election date for this province was to be October 17, 2022 however after a request made by Premier Blaine Higgs to dissolve the legislature the next election will be held September 14, 2020.
The government demonstrated a clear commitment to energy efficiency initiatives in 2018 with the launch of numerous new programs via New Brunswick Power. This built on the commitment expressed in the 2016 climate action plan, which called for “a broader and more aggressive suite of energy efficiency and clean energy programs.” The climate plan was endorsed by Progressive Conservative Premier Blaine Higgs in 2018, despite being released under a Liberal government in 2016.
Major programs in New Brunswick include:
- Business Rebate Program: business can earn 25% back for approved energy upgrades.
- Commercial Buildings Retrofit Program: helps owners and operators of commercial buildings reduce energy consumption and increase competitiveness through financial incentives (up to $3,300 towards an energy audit of the building and up to $100,000 towards an efficiency retrofitting project). Non-electric funding will expire on December 31 2023 and is capped at $1 Million per entity.
- Energy Smart Industrial Program: provides financial incentives and advice to make an industrial facility more energy efficient.
- Energy Management Information System (EMIS) Incentives/a>: Large industry customers can get up to $20,000 to assess energy efficiency upgrades, up to $300,000 in incentives for implemented measures, and, if eligible, up to $150,000 in incentives for EMIS.
- In 2018, the Government of New Brunswick announced that it would invest $101 million toward retrofitting government buildings.