Federal government invests $2.3M in Yukon biomass heating system
The government of Canada is investing up to $2.3 million to support a biomass heating system in Yukon. The funds will help connect the system currently used at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre to two additional public buildings: the Young Offenders Facility and Takhini Haven.
According to a government press release, the system will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 82 per cent. It is the largest biomass project in Whitehorse and one of the largest in Yukon.
“We are proud to invest in the Government of Yukon’s Whitehorse biomass district heating system. This project will reduce emissions, make the air cleaner to breathe, and create good jobs for Northeners. This project will also serve as an important case study that can encourage more biomass projects in the future,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, federal minister of environment and climate change, in a statement.