NDP MLA Ravi Kahlon says new industry project will invest in clean technology, support jobs

February 3, 2022 at 9:54 am  Politics, Provincial

DELTA – New Democrat MLA Ravi Kahlon says people will benefit from a new project in Delta that will invest in clean technology, reduce climate pollution, and support local jobs.

“Protecting the environment for future generations is at the forefront of everyone’s minds,” said MLA Ravi Kahlon for Delta North. “Programs like this ensure B.C. companies are able to support local jobs and manufacturing while being environmentally conscious. Congratulations to CertainTeed Canada, and thank you for working to make Delta greener.”

North Delta based CertainTeed Canada Inc is receiving $1.4 million to install a heat exchanger on a gypsum board dryer at their manufacturing site. This will recover currently wasted heat and reduce the natural gas consumption of the drying process. The project is expected to reduce 25,500 tonnes of carbon emissions.

As part of the CleanBC Industry Fund’s third round of investment, the BC NDP government has announced 25 successful projects that will support the adoption of cleaner technologies and reduce emissions in sectors like pulp and paper, mining, oil and gas and others. The CleanBC projects are supported by more than $70 million in carbon tax revenues paid by industry.

The CleanBC Industry Fund is one part of the Province’s plan to reduce emissions from industry, which includes aiming to eliminate all industrial methane by 2035, integrating emissions goals in the oil and gas royalty system, supporting electrification through BC Hydro, and making all new industrial developments ‘net-zero ready’.

The fund is an important part of the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030, which is B.C.’s plan to expand and accelerate climate action by building on the province’s natural advantages – abundant, clean electricity, innovative technology and a highly skilled workforce.

Learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022ENV0004-000139

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