The energy we use contributes to climate change.

B.C. still relies on fossil fuels

Energy keeps our society running. Right now, we rely on fossil fuels for most of our energy needs.

B.C.’s electricity is clean and renewable because it’s mostly hydro-powered. We also have clean fuel sources like renewable natural gas, liquid biofuels and low-carbon hydrogen.

Tracking pollution from energy

We track pollution caused by fossil fuels and electricity.

Learn how transportation and industries make climate pollution and what we’re doing to address it.

Reducing pollution from energy

By 2030, B.C. will:

  • Phase out BC Hydro’s last gas-powered facility so the electricity we make is 100% clean
  • Reduce emissions from our gasoline and diesel supply by 30%
  • Produce 1.3 billion litres per year of renewable fuels

B.C. is taking action

We’re promoting electricity and developing new clean and renewable fuels.

Updating the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

Making stricter emissions standards and penalties and expanding legislation to include marine and aviation fuels and new compliance options.

BC Hydro Electrification Plan

Funding programs, incentives, studies and energy-management initiatives to encourage people and businesses to switch to electricity.

Hydrogen Strategy

Increasing use of hydrogen fuel-cell technology by rolling out hydrogen vehicles and fuelling stations and starting a local chapter of the Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association.