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Federation of Canadian Municipalities grants $750K to Medicine Hat for electric vehicle project

By Medicine Hat News on August 8, 2018.

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Medicine Hat is receiving a $750,000 grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for a green innovation project related to charging electric vehicles.

Granted under the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, the money will go to a program called “Southern Alberta Clean Transportation Network: EV charging from peaks to prairies.”

A news release says the Southern Alberta Clean Transportation Network is collaborating with the City of Medicine Hat and other southern Alberta communities to “draw attention to the forward-thinking and innovative collaboration that will inspire further investment in clean energy transportation in the region.”

This integrated and collaborative approach to reducing emissions and providing electric vehicle charging stations “from peaks to prairies” will provide a catalyst for electric vehicle (EV) adoption and assist the region in maintaining and further establishing economic advantage.

As Alberta works toward a diversified energy sector, the province expects investment in demonstration projects that support local renewable energy opportunities (e.g. solar, wind) and lead to economic activity (tourism, the clean technology industry, car sales, expanded services opportunities, battery storage opportunities, etc.) to be critical to ensuring capacity, knowledge, skills and collaboration to support that transition.

The FCM and the Government of Canada announced $31 million in funding for 27 initiatives across the country via the MCIP and another program, the Green Municipal Fund.

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