B.C. is developing a long-term clean growth strategy for release in the fall. Read the News Release inviting British Columbians to share their ideas.

It will bring together our action on climate change and work underway on our energy roadmap to drive sustainable economic growth with cleaner energy and fewer emissions. It will be integrated with the province’s Economic Development Strategy, #BCTech Strategy and Emerging Economy Task Force. It will set out our vision for a clean growth future and a pathway to our greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets.

The strategy will be expanded as new opportunities arise, and we will continue to seek public input on priority areas as outlined in Towards a clean growth future for B.C. – Introduction.

To begin developing the strategy, we are looking for input on the first set of intentions papers. These propose actions in three important areas – transportation, buildings, and clean growth for industry.

The intentions papers will be available for comment from July 20 to August 24, 2018 at 4pm.

You can participate in the following ways:

Organization and expert written submissions meeting the posting criteria will be posted publicly and online comments will be summarized in a final report.

We encourage everyone to take part in these and upcoming engagement opportunities. These priority areas have been recommended by B.C.’s Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council to inform our strategy.

Please join the discussion below:

Discussion 1 – Zero Emission Vehicles (Clean Transportation)

Posted on July 20, 2018

Support for Zero Emission Vehicles Zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) are becoming increasingly common as more drivers discover their benefits. Fuel costs are up to 80 percent lower compared to conventional vehicles and greenhouse gas emissions are reduced substantially. ZEVs include plug-in hybrids, battery electric and hydrogen fuel cells... Read More

Discussion 2 – Support for Cleaner Fuels (Clean Transportation)

Posted on July 20, 2018

Support for Cleaner Fuels - Low Carbon Fuel Standard Using lower-carbon fuels in our vehicles is one of the easiest ways to make transportation cleaner. For drivers, it is effortless: you fill your tank the same way you always have, but generate less carbon pollution. B.C.’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), which ensures a supply of cleaner... Read More

Discussion 3 – Clean Energy Vehicles – Commercial Vehicles (Clean Transportation)

Posted on July 20, 2018

Clean Energy Vehicles – Commercial Vehicles A significant portion of provincial transportation related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions comes from the commercial transportation sector, with heavy-duty vehicles accounting for 15% of GHG emissions. The government is working with industry to save time, fuel, money and reduce greenhouse gas... Read More

Discussion 4 – Building Energy Labelling Requirement (Improving Buildings)

Posted on July 20, 2018

Building Energy Labelling Requirement Most of us wouldn’t buy a car without knowing how much fuel it uses. Why not have the same information available for homes and other buildings? The Province is considering an energy efficiency labelling requirement, allowing prospective buyers and tenants to: Compare the energy performance of... Read More

Discussion 5 – Financial Incentives (Improving Buildings)

Posted on July 20, 2018

Financial Incentives Retrofits make buildings more efficient, helping to save energy and reduce GHG emissions. However, they often require upfront costs, which can be a barrier to making needed upgrades. To help households, businesses and the public sector offset the costs of energy-saving and emission-reducing retrofits, the province is... Read More

Discussion 6 – Stronger Codes and Standards (Improving Buildings)

Posted on July 20, 2018

Stronger Codes and Standards One of the most effective ways for government to drive clean and efficient buildings is through the evolution of codes and standards. For example, while the B.C. Building Code applies to all new construction in the province, since 2017, local governments have had the option of adopting the voluntary B.C. Energy Step... Read More

Discussion 7 – Low Carbon Buildings Innovation Program (Improving Buildings)

Posted on July 20, 2018

Low Carbon Buildings Innovation Program Reducing emissions from buildings requires cost-effective, high performance solutions that are readily available in the market. These include advanced building designs and construction methods, as well as ultra-efficient building components. To encourage and advance more projects that make buildings... Read More

Discussion 8 – Training and Certification (Improving Buildings)

Posted on July 20, 2018

Training and Certification To help ensure the quality of retrofits in British Columbia, the province is considering working with industry to expand training opportunities and establish an accreditation for Certified Retrofit Professionals. This would both increase our capacity for clean growth and enhance consumer confidence in retrofits. It... Read More