Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

Last updated on January 25, 2024

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. 

Featured Topics

  • Critical Minerals
    Learn about the critical minerals of British Columbia.
  • B.C. and Blueberry River First Nations working together
    The Province and Blueberry River First Nations are working together on a path forward in the Claim Area, following the June 2021 B.C. Supreme Court decision.
  • 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.
  • Energy and Mines Digital Trust
    Enabling digital tools to support B.C.’s sustainable economic development while maintaining high levels of environmental protection and empowering mining operators to share verified sustainability data securely and efficiently.

Featured Services

  • MapPlace
    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.