B.C. moves to streamline hydrogen projects to ensure clean energy future (flickr.com)

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Lindsay Byers

Press Secretary
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier

Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

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Hydrogen production in B.C.
  • B.C. is internationally recognized as a leader in hydrogen and fuel-cell research and development.
  • More than 50% of Canada’s hydrogen and fuel-cell companies are in B.C.
  • B.C. accounts for about 60% of Canada's research investment in hydrogen and fuel-cell development.
  • CleanBC commits B.C. to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, which is supported by the $506 million in incremental investments over three years committed in Budget 2021.
  • Since 2019-20, government has allocated nearly $2.2 billion in CleanBC investments.
  • Hydrogen has the potential to reduce B.C.’s greenhouse gas emissions by 7.2 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year by 2050.
  • Just under 70% of B.C.’s end-use energy demand is met through fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel and natural gas. Hydrogen will play an important role in helping transition to clean energy sources.
  • Not all types of hydrogen production are equal in terms of climate benefits. The B.C. Hydrogen Strategy will advance and provide support for low-carbon intensity hydrogen only, with carbon intensity thresholds established in regulation.