VANCOUVER, Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Clean Energy Association of BC
(CEBC) today welcomed the BC Government's commitment in Budget 2012 to
the continued development of clean energy and to the completion of the
Northwest Transmission Line.
"Although the budget documents do not deal with clean energy in detail,
we look forward to working with the Government in firming up the role
of private power producers will play once BC Hydro completes its
Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) later this year and the impacts of the
Government's Natural Gas and LNG strategies are determined," said Paul
Kariya, CEBC Executive Director.
"We note the Budget allocates a total of $531 Million in Provincial,
Federal and private funds to completion of the Northwest Transmission
Line in the spring of 2014. This project has major implications for
the development of private power projects to serve LNG facilities and
new mines in the Northwest.
"We also commend the Government for proceeding with a scheduled increase
in the Carbon Tax and other components of the Clean Energy Act and are
hopeful that the scheduled review of the Carbon Tax will result in a
continued emphasis on policies to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions."
SOURCE Clean Energy BC
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