MONTREAL, May 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWS LINE) — Énergir welcomes the Implementation Plan for the Green Economy 2023–2028, announced today by François Legault, Premier of Quebec, and Benoît Charette, Quebec’s Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change.
Énergir particularly welcomes the more than $1 billion earmarked for decarbonization in the construction sector. Energir has undertaken a number of initiatives to phase out fossil natural gas in the residential, commercial and institutional sectors by proposing solutions such as renewable natural gas (RNG). , dual energy and waste heat metabolism. This improvement is therefore welcomed as it will facilitate decarbonisation of customer buildings.
“The additional funding to decarbonize the construction sector demonstrates the government’s openness to a diverse portfolio of tools. Together with its partners, Énergir is working to phase out fossil natural gas from the sector through solutions that complement electricity, not only adding value and resilience to the energy system. our energy but also help decarbonize our province,” said Stéphanie Trudeau, Executive Vice President, Québec in Énergir.
Énergir also emphasized additional support for industry to finance energy efficiency projects through the ÉcoPerformance program and to develop the direct use of bioenergy such as forest biomass waste and RNG. These investments will enhance the energy solutions that Energir already provides to its industrial customers, particularly cement plants, so they can decarbonize while remaining competitive. competition on an international scale.
The Plan for a Green Economy has set a target of delivering a minimum of 10% of RNGs on Quebec’s gas network by 2030. In addition to financial resources, a new regulatory framework needs to be implemented to ensure it that the objectives of the Plan will be achieved.
About Energir, LP
With over $9 billion in assets, Énergir, LP is a diversified energy business with a mission to find increasingly sustainable ways to meet the energy needs of the approximately 535,000 customers and communities it serves. . It is the largest natural gas distribution company in Québec, where through its joint ventures it also generates electricity from wind energy. Through its subsidiaries and other investments, Énergir, LP is present in the United States, where it generates electricity from hydraulic, wind and solar sources; it is also the largest electricity distributor and sole natural gas distributor in the State of Vermont. Énergir, LP values energy efficiency and invests its resources and continues its efforts in innovative energy projects, such as renewable and liquefied natural gas and Pneumatic. Through its subsidiaries, it also provides a variety of energy services. Énergir, LP strives to be the partner of choice for those seeking a better energy future.
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