Government of B.C.

Electricity & Alternative Energy

Last Modified: 2016-04-13

  

Electricity

Most electricity in B.C. is generated from a clean and renewable source. Most comes from river water, but a lot also comes from forest biomass, wind and landfill gas. Geothermal heat—or energy that comes from heat deep under the ground—is now also being explored in B.C. 

Community Energy Solutions

Communities play a big part in efficient and sustainable energy use and supply. Community leadership in energy planning, energy efficiency, and clean energy is necessary to meet our province’s future energy needs and achieve a vision for a low carbon economy.  

Energy Efficiency

Improved energy efficiency helps B.C.'s households, businesses and institutions save money, be more competitive and have a better quality of life. It is also the cleanest way to meet increasing demand for energy, so is good for our natural environment and is one of the lowest-cost ways to reduce B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Renewable Energy

British Columbia has abundant renewable energy sources, a natural advantage for new opportunities to meet our growing energy demands with clean, renewable power.

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Transportation Energy Solutions

Transportation fuels power our economy and the daily lives of British Columbians. In 2014, the province used 436 petajoules of energy moving people and products – over 20 times the power that will be provided each year by the Site C Clean Energy Project.

Innovative Clean Energy Solutions

Innovative clean energy solutions are critical to meeting British Columbia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and are important contributors to serving other clean energy and environmental interests both locally and abroad. 

Energy Strategies

Explore the B.C. Government's vision for energy self-sufficiency.

Columbia River Treaty Review

Learn how Canada and the United States are working together to ensure power and flood control benefits for both countries.

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