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Federal budget sets aside $83B for clean technology tax credits – National

Federal budget sets aside $83B for clean technology tax credits – National

Serious money is heading for Canadian industries looking to reduce emissions after the federal government unveiled its answer to the US Inflation Reduction Act.

The spending commitments announced in Tuesday’s federal budget include tax credits for investments in clean electricity, clean-tech manufacturing, and hydrogen that together are expected to cost some $55 billion through to the 2034-35 fiscal year.

Total tax incentives amount to almost $83 billion over that timeframe when the carbon capture and storage and clean-tech investments credits announced last year were factored in, both of which saw minor boosts this round.

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