With our continuing extreme and often unpredictable weather conditions, it is becoming more and more obvious that we must take action on climate change.
Last week, Premier Campbell met with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to discuss how BC and California can work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through projects like the Hydrogen Highway. The BC Hydrogen Highway will run from Victoria through Surrey to Vancouver, North Vancouver. Squamish, and Whistler. (for more info: www.hydrogenhighway.ca)
Also last week, the provincial government announced more funding for BO’s solar roof roadmap. These funds will go to the BC Sustainable Energy Association to support its continuing work to develop a strategy to achieve 100,000 solar roofs in BC.
This solar roof program supports the BC Energy Plan’s goal for electricity self-sufficiency and 90% clean or renewable electricity generation.
The new BC Energy Plan: A Vision for Clean Energy Leadership puts British Columbia at the forefront with aggressive targets for zero net greenhouse gas emissions, new investments in innovation, and an ambitious target to acquire 50% of BC Hydro’s incremental resource needs through conservation by 2020. (for more info: www.gov.bo.ca)
We are investing in green innovation:
Public transit is also an important part of reducing je carbon emissions. That is why I strongly support a third sea bus crossing for North Vancouver.
North Vancouver businesses are front runners in environmental solutions. Companies such as NorthVancouver Green Tours (*Now “Vancouver Eco Tours“), which offers tours using vegetable oil powered buses, Easy Wash (North America’s most eco-friendly car wash) and Sacre-Davey Engineering (whose projects include hydrogen fuel cell technology) are a few local examples of worldwide success in green innovations.