Premier John Horgan and Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver took to the podium today to reveal their framework for BC’s clean climate strategy.
Dubbed CleanBC, the new plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province by 80 percent come 2050, mainly through tax breaks.
The much anticipated plan will offer the tax breaks for retrofitting homes to run off of green fuels, and for purchasing zero-emissions vehicles.
If all goes according to plan, every building built in BC will be net-zero ready by 2032, and every vehicle sold will be zero-emissions by 2040.
On top of that, the plan will turn revenue from the province’s carbon tax in to incentives industries and businesses to switch to cleaner operations.
CleanBC’s goal is to reduce greenhouse emissions in BC by 40 percent by 2030, 60 percent by 2040, and 80 percent by 2050.