For Immediate Release
September 29, 2021
Media Statement on BC Hydro’s Electrification Plan
Vancouver, BC – Michael Goehring, President and CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) made the following statement on BC Hydro’s Electrification Plan:
“MABC is supportive of the Electrification Plan announced by the provincial government and BC Hydro. BC’s mines are among the lowest-emitting in the world, thanks in large part due to British Columbia’s vast supply of clean, renewable hydroelectricity. Our industry will continue to partner with the BC Government and BC Hydro to support the ongoing implementation of emission-reducing technologies as they become available. Collectively, the CleanBC Facilities Electrification Fund, Energy Manager program, CleanBC Industrial Incentive Program and CleanBC Industry Fund have proven effective in supporting the work to meet climate change targets.
About the Mining Association of British Columbia:
MABC is the voice of the British Columbia’s steelmaking coal, metal and mineral producers,
smelters, and advanced development companies. Our industry benefits all British Columbians and
supports more than 35,000 jobs and over 3,700 small, medium, and indigenous affiliated
businesses in every corner of the province through an annual spend of nearly $3 billion on goods
and services. Our members’ products have among the lowest carbon footprints globally and are
helping the world transition to a cleaner, low-carbon future; safely, responsibly, and sustainably.
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