B.C. Government releases climate change plan

B.C. Government releases climate change plan

The government also recently announced a zero emission vehicle mandate that will require 10% of all new auto sales to be low-emission vehicles (electric or hydrogen fuel cell) by 2025.

The plan also includes diverting 95 per cent of organic waste from landfills and converting it to other products.

Overall, the plan aims to reduce the province's dependency on fossil fuels by more than 20 per cent and increase its dependence on clean energy by 60 per cent by 2050.

And he said it will become increasingly hard to accommodate the industry in the coming decades, since the climate action targets require ever increasing decreases in emissions - a 40% reduction below 2007 levels in 2030, and 80% by 2050.

The plan says one of the conditions for liquefied natural gas development is that it fits in the climate commitments, noting that the LNG Canada project could add to 3.45 megatonnes of carbon emissions to the province's total.

Many business and environmental groups and advocates are lauding the government's Clean B.C. greenhouse gas reduction plan announced Wednesday but some, like Peter McCartney of Wilderness Committee, are raising concerns. That, combined with more charging stations, will cut 1.3 megatonnes by 2030, the government said.

Horgan's government already boosted the carbon tax in this year's budget to $35 per tonne and will increase that by $5 a year until 2021.

We can grow our province's LNG sector while reducing emissions.

The government's plan calls for more electrification of the gas fields of northeastern B.C. That will require an investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in new transmission lines.

B.C. Government releases climate change plan
B.C. Government releases climate change plan

"This is equivalent to increasing BC Hydro's current system-wide capacity by about eight per cent, or about the demand of the city of Vancouver", the plan says. After former premier Gordon Campbell introduced the carbon tax in 2008, emissions started to go down, Woynillowicz said, but they plateaued and started to creep up again under former premier Christy Clark.

How the province will achieve one quarter of its emission reductions is still unclear. The province said the remaining 25 per cent will be worked out over the next 18 to 24 months.

The provincial government, earlier this year, announced incentives to sweeten the deal for proponents of the LNG Canada proponents to build the $40-billion project in Kitimat.

"Industry knows that the future is low carbon".

The Sierra Club BC's campaigns director Caitlyn Vernon said the plan has transparent reporting and accountability.

When asked about recent protests in France over rising fuel taxes, Horgan said B.C.'s economy and unemployment rates are the best in the country and the plan shouldn't mean any downsizing. "I'm greatly encouraged by the spirit of hope and collaboration with which this plan was written", said Weaver, a climate scientist.

"CleanBC will position our province for success as the world transitions to low carbon solutions", Weaver said in a government news release.

"The challenges of climate change are clearly global, but the impacts are being observed right here", he said, siting drought, forest fires and reduced salmon returns.

Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart, Washington State governor Jay Inslee, Oregon governor Kate Brown, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Union of BC Indian Chiefs president Stewart Phillip were all also quoted supporting the plan. A previous version said net-zero energy buildings would generate enough on-site energy to power their own functions.

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