Newfoundland and Labrador Information
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Newfoundland and Labrador's capitol resides in St. John's.
This body is a unicameral body. It consists of two elements, the Monarch of Canada and the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. The Monarch is represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. There are 40 members. Each General Assembly typically lasts four years. There is one session per year. The winter-spring sitting (session) Begins in march and ends the first Thursday in June. The Fall Sitting is November through the first Thursday in December. If the House is called back outside of this time frame it is referred to as an Extraordinary Sitting.
In March of 2019, the Liberal government released a climate change action plan that included the objective of “increasing energy efficiency and reducing GHG emissions from homes and buildings.” The plan government committed to establishing minimum energy efficiency requirements for commercial and institutional buildings, and improving the energy efficiency of government-owned buildings, among other measures.
The Furey government’s 2020 budget included continued investments in many energy efficiency programs, including the Climate Change Challenge Fund, the Energy Efficiency and Fuel Switching in Public Buildings Program, and residential energy efficiency programs. Those programs include:
- Climate Change Challenge Fund: launched in 2019, the Climate Change Challenge Fund is a competitive, application-based grant program funded by the Provincial and Federal Governments through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund. It is designed to enable businesses, industry, municipalities, Indigenous organizations and public sector entities in the province to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
- Isolated Systems Business Energy Efficiency Program: launched in 2012, this program targets Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s commercial customers in isolated systems, providing support and financial incentives for a wide range of energy saving projects.
- Energy Efficiency and Fuel Switching in Public Buildings Program: announced in 2019, this program reduces emissions and improves energy efficiency in public buildings such as schools, hospitals, and long-term-care facilities by providing funding for energy-efficiency retrofits and fuel switching.
- Business Efficiency Program: businesses can get back up to $50,000 when they invest in energy saving upgrades in heating and cooling, refrigeration, lighting and controls, and more.