Cash for BurnersIn Montréal, Canada, the biggest source of air pollution during the winter is not the industrial or transportation sector. It's old, inefficient wood stoves and fireplaces. They release so much particulate matter in the air that the provincial government, along with NGO partner Équiterre, has decided to offer cash incentives for people to replace their old stoves and fireplaces with modern models that have much better combustion characteristics and don't pollute as much.
How Much Cash in Incentives?The Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, and Parks (yeah, epic job title), Pierre Arcand, has said that incentives between CAD$300 and $900 would be offered. The program will be managed by Équiterre and they have funds of 6 million Canadian dollars at their disposal, which hopefully mean that a lot of hyper-polluting old stoves and fireplaces will be traded in.
You can find out more on the site of the program: FeuVert.
Via Radio-Canada (French)
What's the #1 Air-Pollution Source in Montreal During Winter? Old Wood Stoves and Fireplaces
The government is offering incentives ranging from $300 to $900 to replace old polluting wood stoves and fireplaces with cleaner-burning modern models.