British Columbia in ‘green’ drive

The Citizen (KZN) - - SNAPCHAT -

– The Western Cana­dian prov­ince of British Columbia on Wed­nes­day out­lined the first mea­sures it will take to cut car­bon emis­sions by 40% by 2030, in­clud­ing shift­ing homes and ve­hi­cles to clean or re­new­able en­ergy.

The prov­ince would still sup­port its nascent liq­ue­fied nat­u­ral gas in­dus­try, with the 68-page CleanBC plan call­ing for LNG firms to use the “green­est tech­nol­ogy avail­able.”

Some 75% of British Columbia’s planned emis­sion cuts would be achieved by shift­ing homes, ve­hi­cles and in­dus­try off fos­sil fu­els and onto clean or re­new­able en­ergy and by at­tract­ing low-car­bon in­vest­ment.

British Columbia wants to cut car­bon emis­sions to 38.2 mil­lion tons by 2030, down 40% from 2007 lev­els, then drop­ping to 12.7 mil­lion tons by 2050.

One LNG ex­port ter­mi­nal in the town of Kiti­mat is ex­pected to add 3.45 mil­lion tons of car­bon to the prov­ince’s to­tal emis­sions once op­er­a­tions be­gin in the mid2020s. A sec­ond plant north of Van­cou­ver is ex­pected to start con­struc­tion in the first quar­ter of 2019. –

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