Not Business As Usual In BC

“British Columbia’s new climate action plan proposes sweeping changes that will touch every part of the economy from home heating to heavy transportation, using the province’s abundant supply of clean hydro-electric power to help shift individuals and industry off their reliance on the fossil fuels that currently make up two-thirds of B.C.’s energy consumption.
Details of the rebates and tax credits aimed at spurring the change will not be released until budget day in February, but Premier John Horgan says his province is now back on track to cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with Canada’s international commitments on climate.”
See B.C.’s new climate action plan heavy on incentives to switch to electric power
Yes! A Canadian province gets what I’ve been on about for a couple of years. Instead of token resistance to continued use of fossil fuels, they are choosing to make deep cuts that will actually make a difference. Now, about Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario …

Well, it’s a start. A long journey starts with the first step. This is like the second step for BC which has had good EV-subsidies for a while. Now they will do something about heating, cooling, heavy transportation … It’s time for my province to catch up. We’re good in Manitoba for using renewable energy just not enough with gas-guzzling cars and trucks running amok. Then there are furnaces belching CO2 to the sky in the vain attempt to heat buildings against our winter. More solar heating and geothermal, please! My home uses both and our average power bill is half what smaller homes have. We can do better just by tweaking the building codes and some taxation and renovations.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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