VICTORIA — Merran Smith, govt director at Clean Energy Canada, made the next assertion in response to the announcement of B.C.’s new Climate Solutions Council alongside the discharge of the 2019 CleanBC Climate Change Accountability Report:
“Climate targets are vital indicators within the combat in opposition to climate change, however guarantees are nothing with out accountability and a plan to satisfy them.
“The climate council unveiled right now, which has named me co-chair, will function independently and maintain governments to account on climate motion on this province.
“B.C. has reemerged as a worldwide climate chief. While we nonetheless have work to do, the province has laid down the best foundations. Foundations we are going to proceed constructing on as B.C. grows a sustainable economic system.
“As CleanBC’s inaugural accountability report reveals, we’re already seeing the advantages of our efforts, from surging electrical automotive gross sales within the province—now the best per capita within the nation—to will increase in energy effectivity and transit ridership.
We’re additionally benefitting from a robust clear energy sector that’s placing B.C. on the worldwide clear energy map. As co-chair of this new council, I’m excited to construct on that progress.”
- B.C. was the primary province in Canada to achieve double-digit gross sales for electrical autos: 10% of all automotive gross sales as of Q3 2019.
- Of the 12 Canadian companies named to the Global Cleantech 100 this 12 months, half had been from B.C.
- As of 2017, 32,000 British Columbians were employed within the clear energy sector