CleanBC: Roadmap 2030
CleanBC: Roadmap 2030 revisits 2018 guidelines and standards for reducing climate pollution and emissions. The climate action plan outlines more stringent restrictions and standards than previous versions, with an overall goal of reaching carbon net-zero by 2030. The changes proposed by the plan will affect many sectors, including the hearth industry. HPBAC members and staff received a presentation on CleanBC from the Energy Efficiency Branch of the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation on January 12, 2022. This presentation highlighted the aspects of CleanBC that would be most impactful for the hearth industry. It included a commitment to 100% efficiency for space and water heating appliances in all homes and buildings (both old and new construction), as well as a cap on natural gas utilities as part of the greenhouse gas reduction strategy. Furthermore, the plan also commits to continuing to meet and possibly exceed federal carbon tax requirements.