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British Columbia enables increased investments in hydrogen through its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Regulation

British Columbia enables increased investments in hydrogen through its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Regulation

British Columbia, Canada has amended its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Regulation to increase the production and use of renewable gas, including hydrogen – and it is believed to be the first Canadian province to do so.

Announcing the news on Friday (July 2), the province said such move will generate more jobs and economic opportunities while reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and supporting its upcoming hydrogen strategy.

The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Regulation allows utilities, such as FortisBC Energy and Pacific Northern Gas, to make time-limited investments, within spending and volumetric caps, to stimulate the domestic market for renewable gases and reduce GHG emissions.

“A key part of our CleanBC strategy is increasing the use of hydrogen and other renewable gases in place of fossil fuels in vehicles, buildings and industry,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.

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