For Immediate Release
April 22, 2016
Vancouver, BC- The Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) is pleased to celebrate Earth Day 2016. Earth Day, created in 1970, is one of the largest environmental events in the World. Earth Day 2016 will be marked with the signing of the Paris Climate Accord by Canada and other global leaders at the United Nations.
The signing of the Paris Climate Accord represents significant momentum in efforts to combat climate change. As BC moves forward with its own Climate Leadership Plan, CEBC urges the BC government to adopt all 32 recommendations from the Climate Leadership Team.
“The BC Government has been a leader in addressing climate change – and we commend them for their past work – but now is the time to make bold decisions. An ambitious Climate Leadership Plan will maintain BC’s reputation as a World leader in climate policies while growing a vibrant economy.”
CEBC and its membership are eager to step up, do more, and be part of the solution. A new CEBC assessment, Local Legacies: How Clean Power Producers are Building the Green Economy and Strengthening Communities Across British Columbia, shows how clean and renewable energy can play a critical role moving forward. Clean energy projects have resulted in over $8.6 billion of investment, and 15,970 direct, fulltime equivalent person years of construction employment in every region of the province—with another 4,543 FTE person years of employment in the works on forthcoming projects.
“We are blessed to have a clean and renewable energy sector in BC that provides British Columbians with responsible, reliable, and affordable power. Let us utilize this enviable tool as we decarbonize all sectors across the board.”
CEBC represents 160 members who develop and operate reliable, responsible and affordable clean and renewable energy projects in cooperation with BC Hydro. A dozen First Nations in BC are members of the private sector industry association.
Contact: Paul Kariya