The provincial government is providing more than $550,000 to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, including solar power, biomass heating and energy retrofits to local facilities in eight communities.
Premier Christy Clark announced at Roundup 2017 that the B.C. government will provide Geoscience BC with $10 million in funding over two years to further support its work in encouraging mineral, coal, and oil and gas exploration investment in the province, and is also extending and enhancing tax incentives to increase mineral exploration throughout the province.
British Columbia’s mineral and coal production is a major pillar of the province’s economy and the raw materials mined right here in B.C. — like coal, copper, gold, lead and zinc — are needed to produce many of the consumer products British Columbians rely on in their daily lives.
Three months after reopening the Brule Mine, Conuma Coal Resources Ltd. (Conuma Coal) has started hiring ahead of its planned Jan. 2, 2017, restart of the Wolverine Mine near Tumbler Ridge.
The Province is providing $342,000 from the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund for four clean-energy science and technology research projects at British Columbia public post-secondary institutions, supporting energy efficiency and conservation.
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