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B.C. is not on track to meet climate goals: civil society groups

A campaign mounted by several B.C. climate and civil society groups is calling on the provincial government to set more ambitious climate targets and enact policies to reach them. “We are in deep doo-doo with respect to the climate crisis,” said Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs.

Home upgrade rebates are soaring — but not fast enough

Incentives provided through the province’s CleanBC’s Better Homes program jumped from $3.6 million in 2020 to about $33.5 million in 2022. Those figures include money for air source heat pumps, upgrades to electricity services, insulation and more. That information isn’t publicly available and was provided to Canada’s National Observer by Ecotrust Canada, which received them through a FOI.