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CME Launches SMART Green Program to Reduce GHGs and Enhance Competitiveness

Published by Marie Morden on November 08, 2016

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) launched its new SMART Green Program in partnership with the Government of Ontario today at CME's Energy 2016 event held in Mississauga.

"We are proud of the significant progress manufacturers have already made on improving energy efficiency and reducing green house gas emissions," said Ian Howcroft, CME Vice President, Ontario. "The $25 million SMART Green Program provides an opportunity to continue to invest in measures that will improve the environment, mitigate costs associated with carbon and improve competitiveness. It is a great example of a partnership with government that we can build on."

The SMART Green Program is open to small- and medium-sized manufacturers throughout Ontario and provides assistance in the form of non-repayable grants of 50 per cent of eligible costs up to $200,000. The Program will improve the competitiveness of the Ontario manufacturing supply chain by not only delivering value to the SME-eligible manufacturers, but also by contributing to Ontario's 2020 targets for Green House Gas (GHG) emissions reduction.

The purpose of this Program is to support investments in technology and process improvements by manufacturers, which result in GHG emissions intensity reductions and/or avoidance through upgrades to process/production equipment, deliver energy efficiency, and lead to productivity improvements, which in turn lead to lower GHG emissions on per-production-unit basis; more specifically, where improvements will include new process and/or production equipment installation and associated costs.

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"We are pleased to partner with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters on the SMART Green program. It's a great way to promote energy efficiency and to help Ontario businesses take advantage of the latest clean technology to stay competitive in a greener global economy." - Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Growth, Government of Ontario


For more information, visit: www.cme-smart.ca/smart-green or contact:
Louise Rubletz
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Tel: (647) 556-5892
louise.rubletz@cme-smart.ca

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