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Highlights of 2023 Climate Change Accountability Report
  • Methane from oil and gas has continued to decrease significantly, with a reduction of more than 50%, surpassing B.C.’s current target of 45% reduction by 2025 and putting the province on a path toward a 75% reduction by 2030.
  • Passenger electric vehicle sales were the highest in Canada, at 22% of all new sales so far this year, progressing well to B.C.‘s target of 26% by 2026.
  • B.C. has one of the largest public charging networks in Canada.
    • In 2022, the number of public charging stations in B.C. grew by 24% to more than 3,800.
  • As part of Budget 2023, the Province raised income thresholds and boosted the climate action tax credit to put more money back in people’s pockets.
    • A single person who received $193.50 last year will get $447 this year — more than double.
  • More than 13,000 CleanBC rebates for residential retrofits were provided, including 6,000 incentives to make heat pumps more affordable, for an 84% increase from the previous year.
    • People can save as much as $14,300 on equipment and installation by combining a provincial sales tax exemption with provincial, federal and municipal top-up and rebate programs. 
  • B.C. has made significant investments in public transit and active transportation to ensure people have reliable and affordable service.
    • This includes providing e-bike rebates, providing bus passes to low-income seniors and people receiving disability assistance, and making public transit free for children 12 and younger.
  • B.C. is supporting communities through the Local Government Climate Action Program and investing in 59 infrastructure projects throughout the province for renewable energy, clean transportation and efficient buildings.
  • B.C. is preparing for climate change effects by implementing its Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy, and launching the ClimateReadyBC platform to help communities and others identify and manage disaster and climate risks.
  • B.C. is supporting the electrification of B.C.’s economy through the BC Hydro Task Force and a new Clean Energy and Major Projects Office to fast-track investment in clean energy and technology.