Traditional Land of Wabanaki People/Fredericton –The Conservation Council’s Dr. Louise Comeau, Director of Climate Change and Energy Solutions, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement of $50-million in federal funding toward Saint John Energy’s Burchill Wind Partnership with Wolumseket, owned by Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) and Natural Forces Development:
“The Burchill Wind Partnership is a perfect example of the type of collaborative and forward-thinking projects we need to bring affordable, reliable and sustainable renewable energy to families all across New Brunswick.
We welcome the federal government’s investment in this partnership and applaud the leadership of Saint John Energy, Neqotkuk and Natural Forces for delivering to citizens the type of energy they want: non-polluting, made in NB and community owned.
We look forward to celebrating more renewable energy projects between New Brunswick’s power utilities and Indigenous communities.
Partnerships like this happening in communities across New Brunswick will be key to building an electricity system that keeps energy bills low and shifts our towns and cities away from the pollution causing climate change and threatening our health.”
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