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March 21, 2018 | 3:20 pm

Widespread solar penetration in BC would impair flexibility of the grid

A little bit of solar would help to reduce the province’s greenhouse gas emissions, but a lot of it begins to create problems for the electricity grid, researchers have found—which poses a challenge to the hope that all new buildings could become ‘net zero’ energy in the next few years.

Energy | PICS Staff
02/21/18 | PICS Staff

BC budget unveils support for industry to prevent ‘carbon leakage’

03/07/18 | PICS Staff

Drones vs trucks vs bikes for deliveries

03/21/18 | PICS Staff

‘Smart-charging’ doesn’t boost adoption of electric vehicles

03/21/18 | PICS Staff

Emissions from natural gas trucks lower than diesel even in mountainous BC

07/21/17 | PICS Staff

Clean up the grid. Electrify everything.

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Exploring Climate Policy Options: A Conversation with Mark Jaccard

Energy economist Mark Jaccard helped design BC’s carbon tax, and he still supports it. But he questions just how politically viable a stringent tax—at the level needed to meet climate targets—can really be. So he also continues to explore how other policies that the public find more acceptable could work.

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