Vancouver natural gas fears eased

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On Nov. 24 the City of Vancouver and gas utility FortisBC announced an agreement to work together on climate change. They will team up on projects and increase investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy, while maintaining access to natural gas for residents and businesses.

The deal supports the City of Vancouver in pursuing its commitment to reducing GHG emissions by 80 per cent below 2007 levels before 2050, which aligns with the B.C. Energy Step Code and Canada’s energy and climate goals.

The plan includes things like boosting the renewable natural gas supply, reducing green house gases in transportation, developing a deep energy retrofit pilot project for a commercial building, increasing investment in low carbon energy systems and improving safety and efficiency of gas furnace retrofit installations

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