The Government of Canada is looking to add more than 1,500 new home heating systems to the country’s home appliance market by 2020.
In the same year, the government will introduce a new carbon tax, which will take effect on July 1, 2020.
According to a release from Environment Canada, the plan is aimed at improving the efficiency of Canada’s homes and increasing energy savings.
“These measures will help Canada’s home heating sector meet its climate change commitments and support Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy,” the release reads.
“In addition to reducing energy consumption and improving home heating efficiency, these measures will provide financial incentives for home buyers and reduce the number of households that use their heating systems.”
The announcement comes amid an intensifying debate over the carbon tax’s effects on the industry.
In recent months, the carbon-pricing model used by the Government has come under fire, with critics arguing that it is too simplistic and does not account for the complexities of the carbon market.
The Government is expected to announce further details in the next few weeks.
In the meantime, you can find more information on the plan at the official website of Environment Canada.