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Output-based pricing system in brief

B.C.’s output-based pricing system will:

  • put a price on emissions from all regulated industrial facilities that emit more than 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year;
  • allow B.C.’s smaller industry facilities to apply to participate in the system;
  • spur clean technology innovation, encouraging industrial facilities to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by not exceeding a set level of emissions;
  • give certainty in the price regulated industrial operators pay for emissions and protect B.C. from “carbon leakage” to other regions, meaning companies will stay in B.C.;
  • allow regulated industrial operators to generate and trade their performance credits through investment in clean technology to reduce their emissions;
  • encourage businesses to innovate and reduce their carbon footprint; and
  • replace the CleanBC Industrial Incentive Program.