August 23, 2017

Alberta NDP compound Ecofitt errors with “free” bulb program for businesses

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Previously, I told you about the NDP’s $21.5 million energy efficiency program, and the number of Albertans that are dissatisfied with with this “free” program. 

But it’s not just residential users signing up for these programs, it’s businesses too. 

The Notley NDP rolled out a rebate program called “Business, Non-profit, and Institutional Energy Savings” that will rebate up to $10 million for energy efficient products.

However, businesses that were at one time excited about the program, couldn’t be more annoyed at this point.

The business program is similar to the residential program except customers buy the products, get a rebate and a follow-up visit to ensure proper installation.

But just like the No Charge Energy program, there are backlogs, which means products aren’t selling.

Watch as I explain the other problems with the program.

The agents hired to assist those who use the program are in Alberta — but the company that was hired to manage it, ICF, is based in Virginia.

By the end of July, ICF had received around 600 applications but had only processed about 60, while promising a 20 day turnaround from the start.

Energy Efficiency Alberta CEO Monica Curtis didn’t see a problem with the backlog, but I did.

I called them and nobody seemed to be able to answer my questions, so I’m going to take a different approach and dig into this a little more.

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commented 2017-08-23 23:06:07 -0400
BOB , they’ll probably have an Eco – fit
commented 2017-08-23 23:04:34 -0400
BOB , just tell them you’re on the REBEL , and you watch for reports from HOLLY , about them and their weak attempts of Marxist bribery of little trinkets of green stuff
commented 2017-08-23 16:15:32 -0400
Does anyone know how I can remove my name from the list for “FREE” light bulbs and thermostat? I must have been having a breakdown when I registered for it! I DO NO WANT THESE PEOPLE SNOOPING THROUGH MY HOSE!!
commented 2017-08-23 15:06:42 -0400
shakes head
commented 2017-08-23 14:17:18 -0400
Great report Holly, keep digging!
Keith Barnes, you nailed it.
commented 2017-08-23 13:16:15 -0400
It is about time for Albertan’s to wake up and see the light. Throw these Marxist, who misrule them, on to the garbage pile of bad history, that they may rot in peace. They will not be missed.