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A Plan for Climate Leadership in British Columbia

2015

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We are proud to have worked with the following clients: The provincial governments of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Newfoundland and New Brunswick The territorial government of the Northwest Territories Natural Resources Canada and Environment Canada The National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy Utilities and the energy sector: BC Hydro, Manitoba Hydro, t [...] In addition to the province-wide GHG emissions targets, the government should achieve the following energy and emissions goals for key sectors: Buildings Reduce direct GHG emissions from buildings by 20% in 2020 relative to 2015, 50% in 2030 and 100% after 2045. [...] On the other hand, GEEM takes a broader view and focuses on the linkages between sectors and regions with the broader economy of Canada, North America, and the world. [...] This sector specific set of regulations could be implemented under the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (GGIRC) A strengthened regulation on the LNG sector, also through the GGIRC act which prevents the removal and venting of CO2 at the LNG facility by 2020, meaning it must be separated and stored upstream with the rest of the formation CO2. [...] Immediate policy actions to be taken over the next two to three years include increasing the carbon tax, continuing to improve the building energy codes, ensuring new drives in the upstream natural gas sector are powered by electricity rather than gas combustion, and working to mitigate the lock-in of GHG emissions at LNG facilities while developing an emissions regulation for the mining and manuf

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