CleanBC Industrial Incentive Program
The CleanBC Industrial Incentive Program (CIIP) supports emissions reductions and industrial competitiveness by providing incentives for cleaner industrial operations that meet a world-leading low-carbon emissions benchmark. The level of incentive payment is based on the performance of each industrial operation.
How the program works
Emissions intensity benchmarks have been set for the majority of B.C.’s industry sectors.
If an industrial facility has an emissions intensity that is below the emissions benchmark for that sector, it may be eligible to receive a payment equal to the amount of incremental carbon tax (i.e. above $30 per tonne CO2e) paid in the previous year.
Operations that have low emissions but do not fully meet the low-carbon benchmark for their sector may still be eligible for a partial incentive on a sliding scale, if they meet an eligibility threshold.
For the current year, all facilities will receive a minimum incentive payment of 75% of incremental carbon tax paid above $30 per tonne. Facilities that would have received a higher percentage based on their emissions intensity, will receive that higher percentage. Facilities receiving the minimum payment of 75% will be required to submit an emission reduction plan to receive the payment.
Who is eligible?
The CleanBC Industrial Incentive Program is open to businesses that emit more than 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year and/or those that report under the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act, that have taken all reasonable measures to comply with the requirements under the Act. Sectors, listed in the table below, are NOT eligible for the program.
|Sector||Facility Type||North American Industry Classification System||CIIP Eligibility|
|Agriculture||Food Crops Grown under Cover||111419||Limited to carbon tax amount not already covered by the Greenhouse Tax Relief Grant Program.|
|Natural Gas Distribution||Natural Gas Distribution||221210||Not eligible|
|Waste Treatment||Sewage Treatment Facilities||221320||Not eligible|
|Waste Treatment||Waste Treatment and Disposal||562210||Not eligible|
|Electricity||Fossil fuel electric power generation||221112||Not eligible|
|Electricity||Electric bulk power transmission and control||221121||Not eligible|
|Electricity||Electricity import operations||Not eligible|
|Electricity||Hydro electric power generation facilities||221111||Not eligible|
|Electricity||Other Electric power generation facilities||2211119||Not eligible|
How to apply
Applications for the CleanBC Industrial Incentive Program are due August 31, 2020. To apply:
- Submit your GHG emission report by July 31, 2020, through the Single Window Reporting System.
- Submit your CIIP application by August 31, 2020 through the online CIIP Application.
To learn more about the CIIP program, refer to the CIIP Fact Sheet (PDF)
For additional guidance materials on quantifying facility emissions and production volumes or for other application requirements, please email GHGregulator@gov.bc.ca.
Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (GGIRCA) Bulletins contain important legal information that may be relevant for your emission report. Bulletins are published and amended regularly on the Bulletins, Legislation and Guidance webpage.
|331313||Aluminum Smelting||1.87||In progress and Confidential*||tCO2e/t aluminum|
|327310||Cement equivalent||0.69||Confidential*||tCO2e/t cement equivalent|
|325189||Chemicals – hydrogen peroxide||0.86||Confidential*||tCO2e/t hydrogen peroxide|
|212233||Copper equivalent – open pit mine||1.19||4.11||tCO2e/t copper equivalent|
|212233||Copper – underground mine||1.31||Confidential*||tCO2e/t copper equivalent|
|Electricity as a non-primary product||75% of incremental carbon tax returned for electricity that is sold to the grid|
|212220||Gold Equivalent||4,501.1||6,430.1||tCO2e/t gold equivalent|
|111419||Greenhouses – eligible plants||578||Confidential*||tCO2e/hectare of eligible plant-growing area|
|111412||Greenhouses – cannabis plants||707||In progress||tCO2e/hectare of cannabis plant-growing area|
|327420||Gypsum – gypsum wallboard||0.093||Confidential*||tCO2e/1000 square feet of gypsum wallboard|
|331410||Lead-Zinc Smelting||1.27||Confidential*||tCO2e/t lead-zinc|
|327410||Lime – high calcium lime||0.954||Confidential*||tCO2e/t lime and lime kiln dust|
|211110||Oil and Gas – processing, sour gas||0.0176||0.0848||tCO2e/m3OE production|
|211110||Oil and Gas – processing, sweet gas||0.0080||0.0848||tCO2e/m3OE production|
|Oil and Gas - compression, centrifugal||0.4784||0.8592||tCO2e/MWh consumed energy|
|Oil and Gas – compression, reciprocating||0.5292||0.8592||tCO2e/MWh consumed energy|
|211110||Other oil and gas||100% of incremental carbon tax|
|322112||Pulp and Paper – chemical pulp||0.0506||0.461||tCO2e/t chemical pulp|
|Pulp and Paper – other pulp||0.0207||0.433||tCO2e/t other pulp|
|212220||Silver equivalent||100.31||In progress||tCO2e/t silver equivalent|
|331511||Forged Steel balls (<3.5” diameter)||0.080||Confidential*||tCO2e/t steel balls|
|331511||Forged Steel balls (>4” diameter)||0.085||Confidential*||tCO2e/t steel balls|
|331222||Steel wire-hot dip galvanization||0.129||In progress||tCO2e/t hot dip galvanization|
|311310||Sugar – solid sugar||0.14||Confidential*||tCO2e/t sugar|
|311310||Sugar – liquid sugar||0.15||Confidential*||tCO2e/t solid sugar within liquid sugar|
|321***||Wood Products – lumber||0.03||0.132||tCO2e/m3 lumber|
|321***||Wood Products – plywood||0.07||Confidential*||tCO2e/m3 plywood|
|321***||Wood products – veneer||0.03||Confidential*||tCO2e/m3 veneer|
|321***||Wood products – wood pellets||0.132||Confidential*||tCO2e/t wood pellets|
|321***||Wood products – wood chips||0.102||Confidential*||tCO2e/m3 wood chips|
|321***||Wood products – Medium density fibreboard||0.287||Confidential*||tCO2e/m3 MDF|
|Rendering and Animal by-products||0.326||Confidential*||tCO2e/t protein & fat|
*Threshold confidential for sectors with few facilities in order to protect production information
|General Application Reporting Guidance (for all sectors)||Guidance||Incentive Estimator spreadsheet|
|Bituminous Coal Sector||Guidance||n/a|
|Chemical Sector (hydrogen peroxide)||Guidance||Spreadsheet|
|Forged Steel Ball Sector||Guidance||n/a|
|Lead Zinc Sector||Guidance||n/a|
|Metal Mining Sector (gold, copper, silver)||Guidance||Spreadsheet|
|Oil and Gas Sector||Guidance||Spreadsheet|
|Pulp and Paper Sector||Guidance||Spreadsheet|
|Steel Wire Sector||Guidance||Spreadsheet|
|Sugar Refining Sector||Guidance||Spreadsheet|
|Wood Products Sector||Guidance||Spreadsheet|