The Federal Government has begun delivering on its budget promise of funding for clean tech. On Tuesday, federal Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced $100 million in funding for BC alongside Josie Osborne, BC minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation and Chief Don Tom, vice president of the BC Union of Indian Chiefs.
“This is part of a high-level approach to prioritize a green economy by working in collaboration with First Nations to identify low carbon economic opportunities in energy, electricity, mining, forestry and clean technology sectors,” said Chief Don Tom, vice president of the BC Union of Indian Chiefs.
“As part of the collaboration framework being released today, Canada, British Columbia, and First Nation partners have agreed to collaborate on aligning regulatory permitting processes that will aim to result in faster decisions, aligned with our common clean growth objectives,” Wilkinson said.
Some projects highlighted at the event include a renewable natural gas project led by the Semiahmoo First Nation and a hydrogen fuel cell research and development centre in the lower mainland. Climate Change remains a high advocacy priority for Chamber members, and we support investment in this crucial clean-tech area.