Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Numbers for the B.C. Government's Climate Change Plan

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Numbers for the B.C. Government's Climate Change Plan

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Numbers for B.C. government's climate-change plan

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VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has released its plan to dramatically cut pollution as it builds a low-carbon economy. Here are some of the goals in the government's plan:

-- The strategy will require an additional 4,000 gigawatt hours of electricity over current demand, equal to increasing BC Hydro's current system-wide capacity by about eight per cent, or about the demand by consumers in Vancouver.

-- By 2032, new buildings will be 80 per cent more efficient than homes built today. Emission from buildings will drop by 40 per cent, the government says.

-- Fossil fuel use for transportation will drop by 20 per cent by 2030, spurred by 30 per cent of sales of new light-duty cars and trucks being zero-emission vehicles. …

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