Discussion 4: Driving business growth with CleanBC



CleanBC lays out a blueprint for a new, low-carbon economy. Companies of all sizes in B.C. are already leading the way when it comes to cleaner solutions and innovative technology.

Developing fuel cell technology

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Tell us how we can expand these successful businesses and create more job opportunities closer to home. These new sectors may include:

  • renovating homes and buildings to be more energy efficient,
  • working on zero-emission vehicles,
  • developing renewable energy solutions and clean technology,
  • helping business and industry reduce their emissions,
  • designing communities and transportation to reduce carbon pollution, and so much more.

 

Questions:

Do you run or work in a business in one of these sectors? Would you like to?

Where should we start to support your growth?

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8 responses to “Discussion 4: Driving business growth with CleanBC

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    [-] Aaron Thompson

    Centralizing, nationalizing, and improving transportation services.

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    [-] Terence M Cameron

    1 prime example of creating pathways to a lower-carbon economy is to provide the appropriate funding to BC Hydro in order to reduce the number of non-integrated areas where communities rely on (primarily) diesel generators. In addition, a collaboration between BC, Yukon and the federal gov’t to tie the Yukon power grid into the rest of the North American grid can provide a synergy for both provinces and work to meet the overall national carbon reduction goals.

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    [-] Keith Dunne

    This is the most pertinent area of this discussion. My concern is the growth perspective. Growth is no longer possible. We have to look at this more from a scaling perspective.

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    [-] Sharon

    Investors need/want ethical green transition guaranteed investment instruments through gov’t bonds, GICs, etc. So far, I checked with one bank and their GICs go into General Bank investments – which means my money will be lent to businesses in fossil fuels, Hydro Dams, Big Agriculture, shipping, etc or possibly unethical unsustainable businesses like some forestry, fish farms, pet food companies, etc. I don’t want the hassle of picking each individual stock or RRSP, etc.
    Does the Gov’t of BC offer so called “green bonds” in their CleanBC plan so investors like me and Millenials can have principal investment secured while knowing they are not contibuting financially to even further climate change, extinctions and enviro harms? When I think about green energy: geo-thermal, hydrogen, wind, wave, water pipe turbines, solar solutions comes to mind. NOT hydro dams, LNG or wood pellets, those are of the lazy – corrupt – low hanging fruit variety..

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    [-] carlin

    Honestly this is all stuff we should have been doing 50+ years ago, its only now that our wrongdoings are catching up to us
    Reactionizm and hipocracy at its finest

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    [-] Murray Bond

    In the buildings industry in BC, there is an acute lack of skilled trades to support the necessary increase in energy efficiency and reduction in GHG emissions from buildings. Better training is needed to improve the quality of building retrofit projects, and to provide a supply of qualified people to allow the industry to expand. Specific training is need for renovators, insulation installers, window and door installers, HVAC technicians, and energy analysts.
    The training needs to be low cost to the user and accessible across the province.

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    [-] Laura

    We need to support these start ups with new technology so that they are scalable, have opportunities to pilot without being burdened by regulatory processes or rules, and are connected with community leaders who would be interested in technology and bringing it to life.

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    [-] Mike Goold

    Develop and implement initiatives that support the harnessing of BC’s vast geothermal energy potential as neighbouring jurisdictions up and down the pacific rim have been doing for years already.
    Also stimulate industrial hemp growing capacity and production facilities within B.C. ‘s agricultural zones. The prairie provinces are years ahead of us on this front as well.
    Clean up our oceans and protect what’s left of our wild salmon stocks by shutting down open-net phish pharms in the Salish Sea and developing, supporting and promoting a land based aquaculture industry.
    Find ways to support and scale-up the Captured CO2>Clean Energy technology proven by Carbon Engineering at their demonstration facility in Squamish BC.
    ‘If you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem.’ BC is at the epicentre of the climate problems that face our planet as well as the source of resources and solutions that could solve them all.
    And of course “There is nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come”.