Clean and Renewable Energy

Last updated on August 6, 2021

British Columbia generates nearly all of its electricity by harnessing the power of flowing water, a clean and renewable source. The rest comes from forest biomass, wind, natural gas, solar, and landfill gas.


The Resource Supply Potential for Renewable Natural Gas in B.C. Study (PDF, 975.1KB) was completed to inform Renewable Natural Gas-related amendments under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Regulation (GGRR). Natural gas utilities are allowed to acquire up to 5% of their supply using renewable natural gas. This percentage will be increasing as per the CleanBC plan (PDF, 5.4MB).

Geothermal Energy in B.C.

Geothermal energy generated and stored in the Earth can be extracted to generate electricity for direct-use applications and GeoExchange. Geothermal resources are vested with the government of B.C.