Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation is responsible for British Columbia’s electricity, alternative energy, mining and petroleum resource sectors, and supporting work to meet BC’s greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Find a current list of ministry responsibilities as they are being updated.
- Phase 2 of the Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro
Learn more about the steps being taken to create a strategy, for the benefit of British Columbians, for BC Hydro to continue to provide its customers with clean energy at competitive rates through the continuing evolution of BC Hydro in response to changes in climate, consumer demand, technology and B.C.’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous Nations.
- Mineral Exploration & Mining
- Over 30,000 people are employed in mineral exploration, mining and related sectors in B.C.
- Mining Health & Safety
Learn more about how the Mines Act protects workers and public through provisions for minimizing the health, safety and environmental risks related to mining activities.
- Electricity & Alternative Energy
Learn about the types of energy we use in B.C. and what we do to conserve them.
- Energy Conservation, Efficiency and Rebates
Learn more about what we are doing to help British Columbians be more energy efficient.
- Community Energy Systems
Community energy solutions are happening across the province from remote villages to mid-sized rural towns to large cities.
- Renewable Energy & Low Carbon Fuels
Information on areas of innovation for clean and renewable energy and technologies.
- Site C Clean Energy Project
- Learn more about the Site C electricity project.
- Natural Gas and Oil
Information and resources designed for sustainable development in this industry.
- BC Oil and Gas Commission
Providing regulatory oversight for British Columbia's oil and gas industry.
- Regulatory Excellence in Mining
Learn more about the Mines Competitiveness and Authorizations Division and the Mines Health, Safety and Enforcement Division.
Browse, visualize, and analyze multidisciplinary geoscience data online.
- Mineral Titles Online
An online mineral titles administration system.
- Mineral Development Office
The Mineral Development Office is the Vancouver base of the British Columbia Geological Survey.
- Petroleum or Natural Gas Tenure
By entering into a tenure agreement with the Province, private industry can develop petroleum resources.
- Royalty Programs
The Province collects royalties for oil and gas developments on crown land. Applications can be accessed here.