Government to expand renewable energy rebates by $2 million

August 29, 2011 - 3:29pm Updated: August 30, 2011 - 8:40am
Wind turbine. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
Wind turbine. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

The government announced it is expanding its net energy metering rebate program by another year and $2 million on Monday.

Ministry of Environment spokesperson Jared Ward says it's to make it easier for people to create their own environmentally friendly energy, such as solar panels and wind turbines.

"It's to give people more chances to apply to the program and install some small-scale renewable energy systems," said Ward.

The new deadline is March 30, 2012.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Jared Knoll.