Rebate for energy efficient washers launched

If you live in Beaver Creek, Burwash, Destruction Bay, Old Crow, Pelly Crossing, Upper Liard or Watson Lake, you may now qualify for $125 from the…

If you live in Beaver Creek, Burwash, Destruction Bay, Old Crow, Pelly Crossing, Upper Liard or Watson Lake, you may now qualify for $125 from the government.

There’s just one catch — to get the dough you have to buy an energy-efficient washing machine between now and March 15.

It’s all part of a new government conservation program aimed at curbing electricity use and water wastage.

“Any energy-efficiency or conservation program really pays for itself in savings and infrastructure costs down the line,” said Energy Solutions Centre efficiency analyst Shane Andre.

The program will potentially cut down on electricity usage, he said.

And, because many Yukon communities are powered by diesel-generators, it will have spin-off effects as well, said Andre.

“In this case we’re saving water, and it also meets the goals of reducing impacts of climate change.”

Under the rebate program, people living in communities with diesel-generated electricity qualify for a $125 rebate when they purchase an energy efficient, front-loading washer.

Those living in communities connected to the hydroelectric grid get only $75.

The Energy Solutions Centre is hoping about 200 people apply for the rebates, at an estimated cost of $20,000, said Andre.

About half of that will be paid for by the federal government through Natural Resources Canada programs, he said.

To get the rebate cash, people who buy washers that meet Energy Star standards must complete a form and send it, along with a proof of purchase, to the Yukon Energy Solutions Centre before March 31.

To make things easier, the centre has a list of washers that qualify for the rebate. (TQ)

Just Posted

What’s the deal with airline food? Yukon Comedy Festival aims to find out

‘We’re trying to give them the most Yukon experience ever’

Broken elevator means mobility nightmare for Whitehorse seniors

Elevator in Closeleigh Manor has been out of service three times in the last year

All 150 Whistle Bend continuing care beds slated to open this fall

Specialized units to open in 2019 and 2020, but for now all the beds will be for continuing care: YG

Taxi driver charged in Salvation Army hit-and-run

Police have formally laid charges against a taxi driver accused in a… Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2016 Pelly Crossing death

A man charged with second-degree murder in the 2016 death of 18-year-old… Continue reading

Yukon investor fumes after Victoria Gold issues new shares

250 million shares part of deal to finance construction, CEO says

Porter Creek group home gets final go-ahead from City of Whitehorse

‘In order for youth to be successful, they need to have life skills’

Mayo, Yukon, DJ Dustin Miles bound for festival in Norway in April

‘It’s not like playing Arts in the Park in Mayo, you know?’

Whitehorse city council approves Porter Creek group home

Concerns about crime, noise and consultation overblown, councillors say

I’m Fur Real offers platform for artisans to sell their work

‘There’s nothing better than buying something from the person who made it’

Most Read