Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund
The ICE Fund is a Special Account, funded through a levy on certain energy sales, designed to support the Province's energy, economic, environmental and greenhouse gas reduction priorities, and to advance B.C.'s clean energy sector.
Since 2008, the ICE Fund has committed approximately $97 million to support pre-commercial clean energy technology projects, clean energy vehicles, research and development, and energy efficiency programs.
Successful ICE Fund partnerships have included universities, First Nations, municipalities and many emerging clean tech companies across British Columbia. Technology demonstrations have included bioenergy, solar, ocean tidal, geo-exchange, desalination, energy management, smart grid and waste-to-energy.
The ICE Fund supports the Province’s Climate Leadership Plan outlining 21 actions leading to the creation of up to 66,000 green jobs over the next ten years, and reducing net annual greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25 million tonnes below current forecasts by 2050.
Under its current three year spending plan for 2017/18 to 2019/20, ICE Fund supported initiatives include:
- B.C. Renewable & Low Carbon Fuel Requirements
- Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programs
- Public Sector Energy Partnerships
- Transportation Energy Solutions
On March 13, 2017, the Province announced a $40 million partnership to support the development of pre-commercial clean energy projects and technologies over three years. To learn more, visit: