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Nova Scotia offering EV rebates, set to unveil Renewable Electricity Standard


March 6, 2021
By Anthony Capkun


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March 6, 2021 – Nova Scotia is spending $9.5 million on a rebate program for new and used electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and e-bikes.

Rebates will be $3000 per new EV, $2000 for used EVs, and $500 for e-bikes. This will be in addition to the $5000 federal rebate available for new EVs.

The province also says it is also moving toward a new renewable energy standard, with 80% of Nova Scotia’s energy coming from renewable sources by 2030.

The Department of Energy & Mines will release the new Renewable Electricity Standard this month, and work will “begin immediately to ensure new windpower is made available at the lowest possible cost to ratepayers”.

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Mimicking Ottawa, Nova Scotia says all electricity for provincial government offices will come from renewable energy projects by 2025.

In the same announcement, the province says it will spend $9.5 on rebates to support low-income families in making their homes “more comfortable and energy-efficient”.

The money will go toward the HomeWarming and Affordable Multi-Family Housing energy efficiency programs to help an additional 1200 low-income Nova Scotians.



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