B.C. seeking input on future of clean growth

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British Columbia is asking for public input on a new long-term Clean Growth Strategy that will be released in the fall.

The Clean Growth Strategy will work with the province’s planned action plan on climate change to achieve economic growth by using cleaner energy and reducing emissions. It will combine the province’s Economic Development Strategy, #BCTech Strategy, and Emerging Economy Task Force – aimed at ensuring the people of B.C. can benefit from advances in innovation and technology. The new strategy is expected to expand as new opportunities arise and the province will continue to reach out to the public for input.

The first step will be for industry people to provide input on the first set of intention papers – available for comment now until Aug. 24 at 4 p.m.

Anyone can participate in five online discussions set up by the government. The topics involved are:

  • Building energy labelling requirement;
  • Financial incentives;
  • Stronger codes and standards;
  • Low carbon buildings innovation program; and
  • Training and certification.

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) will take part in the consultation process with a specific interest on the discussion on clean, efficient buildings.

Individuals and organizations who wish to send additional information can also email their submission to clean.growth@gov.bc.ca. The specific areas on conversation have been recommended by B.C.’s Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council.

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