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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 also being explored in B.C.
The Province aims to work collaboratively with communities in B.C. on clean energy solutions to achieve the emission reduction targets laid out in the CleanBC plan.
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. Energy efficiency is good for our natural environment and is one of the lowest-cost ways to reduce B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Transportation provides essential services for the economy, but also produces significant impacts, including economic costs and environmental impacts related to increasing greenhouse gas emissions. In B.C. we are working to make transportation cleaner, through investment in zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), low carbon fuels and technology.
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.