VICTORIA — The Government of British Columbia is introducing a new energy action framework to govern oil and gas projects.
The framework will aim to keep sector projects within the province’s climate commitments while expanding clean energy and tech opportunities, states a news release.
Under the framework, all new LNG facilities in or entering the EA process will need to pass an emissions test and present a plan to be net-zero by 2030; the province will put in place an emissions cap for the oil and gas industry to meet 2030 targets; establish a clean energy and major projects office and create a BC Hydro task force to accelerate electrification of B.C’s economy.
“Our new energy action framework will help us meet our climate targets and build a better future for all British Columbians, especially our kids and grandkids, in a clean-energy economy,” said Premier David Eby in the release.
The province will launch engagement on the final design of the regulatory cap on oil and gas emissions in April, with engagement scheduled to be finished by years end and the cap implemented as soon as possible after.