Advertisement

Manitoba New Democrats promise to install geothermal systems in thousands of homes

Manitoba New Democrats are promising financial help for families who want to make the switch to a geothermal heating and cooling system if elected on Oct. 3. Wab Kinew, leader of the Manitoba NDP, left, speaks during a press conference in Winnipeg Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, as Adrien Sala, NDP candidate for St James, listens in. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Manitoba New Democrats are promising financial help for those who want to make the switch to a geothermal heating and cooling system if the NDP is elected on Oct. 3.

The party says it would fully fund the conversion of 5,000 homes throughout the province to geothermal energy.

NDP candidate Adrien Sala says it would reduce monthly energy bills for homeowners by 20 to 50 per cent.

Get the latest National news. Sent to your email, every day.

He says it would also reduce emissions and help grow the economy in Manitoba.

The New Democrats are also promising to hire 1,000 contractors to install the systems.

Sala says the party would spend $32.5 million per year for four years on the installation.

Click to play video: 'Manitoba party leaders debate election issues Monday morning'
Manitoba party leaders debate election issues Monday morning

Sponsored content

AdChoices