Subsidies to Reduce your Greenhouse Gases
REDUCING GREENHOUSE GASES IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions pose an enormous challenge to the entire planet. QMSP turned our concern for the issue into action as early as 2016. Following the leadership of the Québec government, we undertook a study into our own industry’s emissions. That led to GHG reduction targets of 15% by 2023 and 29% by 2030.
Achievement of these objectives will take commitment from all Québec maple producers. Only through collective effort will we be able to help preserve the environment for future generations.
GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES ARE AVAILABLE
The Québec government is aware that the adoption of environmentally responsible practices can produce unforeseen expenses for businesses. It has therefore established support programs through various platforms, including Transition Énergétique Québec and Fonds Écoleader.
Maple enterprises should particularly be aware of ÉcoPerfomance/Biomasse résiduelle forestière and Fonds Écoleader. These two programs offer reimbursement of certain expenses. You are advised to consult their respective websites for eligibility conditions and application deadlines.
Deadline: March 31, 2021
This program will be of interest to producers who would consider changing their evaporators from fossil-fuel power to clean energy.
Deadline: September 30, 2022
This program encourages enterprises to adopt eco-friendly practices with funding for expert advice and putting it into action.