Halifax Announced as New Urban Climate Centre

Halifax Announced as New Urban Climate Centre

Canada is building a clean energy future that creates jobs, reduces costs for families and ensures that we remain a destination of choice for international investment.

Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an $18-million contribution for EfficiencyOne to establish an urban climate centre in Halifax.

EfficiencyOne will operate one of seven new urban Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) climate centres across Canada. These centres will help companies reduce the business risks of developing tomorrow’s low-carbon technologies that drive energy efficiency improvements.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal FundTM will serve as the national centre for LC3. Announced in Budget 2019, LC3 is part of the Canada’s $1.01-billion plan to make communities more energy-efficient. It will use federal investments to work with municipalities, private investors, public agencies, utilities, non-profit organizations and other levels of government to build long-term, low-carbon solutions.

This investment will create a network across Canada that supports local community actions to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Canada’s energy efficiency sector supported 436,000 jobs in 2018, and this number is expected to grow by 8.3 percent this year alone. Investments like these are helping this sector grow faster, creating a better future for Canadians.

Through Generation Energy, Canada’s national energy dialogue, Canadians expressed that they want Canada to continue to be a leader in the transition to a clean growth economy. The Government of Canada will also continue to support smarter energy initiatives that create a clean, sustainable, competitive energy sector that cuts pollution and acts on climate change.


– 30 –



 “The Government of Canada is proud to invest in low-carbon solutions in our cities, particularly through an initiative that will generate prosperity through local job creation and unlock many social, economic and environmental benefits across the country.”

Andy Fillmore,
Member of Parliament for Halifax 


“This investment will enable EfficiencyOne to do even more to achieve significant carbon reductions. It builds upon Nova Scotia’s impressive track record in energy efficiency to support broader carbon reduction initiatives in the Halifax region.”

 Stephen MacDonald,
CEO, EfficiencyOne


“We already see our cities leading the way on low-carbon innovation, and this investment will unlock so much potential to go further — to build cost-saving energy solutions that build better lives for Canadians.”

 Bill Karsten
President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities



Associated Links

Canada’s Energy Future

Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3)

Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

EfficiencyOne (EO)


Natural Resources Canada
Media Relations


Vanessa Adams
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Natural Resources


Follow us on Twitter: @NRCan (



More Articles from Success Stories

Success Stories

Province Invests in Climate Change Action, Supports Jobs and Commits to Renewable Future

As part of its commitment to the environment and fighting climate change, the Government of Nova Scotia is investing $19 million in rebates to support low-income families in making their homes more comfortable and energy-efficient and help Nova Scotians buy clean, reliable electric vehicles. Half of the $19 million – $9.5 million – which will […]

Success Stories

Nova Scotia ranks #3 in Efficiency Canada’s 2020 Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Today Efficiency Canada released its 2020 Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard. In 2019 (the first year for the Scorecard) Nova Scotia ranked #4 overall and #1 in the efficiency programs category. The Scorecard assesses energy efficiency policies and outcomes introduced or implemented between January 2019 and June 2020, and the 2020 Scorecard also includes new information […]

Success Stories

Pilot project helping homes and businesses in Kentville reduce demand while increasing benefits

Klondike Pilot, named for the substation that delivers electricity to the over 3,800 homes and businesses in…