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T'Sou-ke First Nation to receive $1M for clean energy

Jan 30 2012

T'Sou-ke First Nation will receive $1 million in provincial government funding targeted to support clean energy technologies, Minister of Energy and Mines Rich Coleman announced Sunday.

Six new projects will receive nearly $6 million from the province’s Innovative Clean Energy Fund to be invested in four communities, including Vancouver, Delta and Burnaby.

The T’Sou-ke project demonstrates new greenhouse MicroAir heating and cooling technology designed to enhance crop production and clean water recovery, while reducing particulate emissions and dependency on fossil fuels, according to the government release.

The government investment boosts the $47 million already being spent in those four communities, bringing the total spending to $53 million.

“Projects like these are creating a strong green economy in B.C. and these technologies are being marketed worldwide,” said Coleman. “For example, the T'Sou-ke First Nation has already completed a very successful ICE funded solar project and with their new project they are now using green heating and cooling solutions for their new industrial greenhouse."

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