Calgary gets funding for methane collection

CALGARY – Federal funding of up to $5.9 million, subject to a formal funding agreement, will help Calgary’s Waste & Recycling Services reduce greenhouse gas emissions by expanding its landfill gas collection systems.

The East Calgary Waste Management Facility will install new wells to collect landfill gas, distribution piping for wells, and mechanical and electrical upgrades to expand the volume of landfill gas collected.

The funding comes from the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Fund, which invests in projects that reduce carbon pollution, save money, and create good jobs in a clean economy.

“Canadians across the country are coming up with innovative and affordable solutions to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions, saving people money and creating good jobs along the way,” said Kent Hehr, MP for Calgary Centre. “By investing in these projects, from coast to coast to coast, the Government of Canada is making sure we are positioned to succeed in the $26-trillion global market for clean solutions.”