Motion to amend Bill 20, Climate Leadership Implementation Act, in schedule 2 by adding the following after section 2(5):
(5.1) Any grants, contributions or loans, or loan guarantees provided or issued by the Corporation pursuant to subsection (5) shall prioritize innovation, energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gases by small businesses.
This amendment would see the newly formed Energy Efficiency Alberta prioritize the sustainability of small businesses when providing grants, loans, and pilot programs. This gesture will help small businesses by providing assistance as they address increased costs associated with the carbon tax. It will lead to meaningful cost and emissions reductions, achieve energy conserving efficiencies, and prioritize entrepreneurship, innovation, and competitiveness amongst the small-business sector.