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Clean Technology in British Columbia

Trailblazers in Clean Tech

British Columbia’s (B.C.) well-established and thriving clean tech sector is leading the way in researching, developing and commercializing innovative clean tech products. With strengths in clean transportation, energy efficiency, and the development of clean technologies, B.C. is creating a cleaner future today.

Our CleanBC Roadmap to a net-zero future is our commitment to, and plan for clean growth.

Cape Scott wind farms

Sector Profile



Highest per capita adoption of zero-emission vehicles in North America

ZEV Annual Update, 2022

Canada ranks 2nd on the Global Cleantech Innovation Index

Cleantech Group (2023)

Vast majority of B.C.’s electricity comes from renewable resources

B.C. is actively engaged in finding and refining better ways to power the future.

  • Clean, reliable power – The abundance of affordable hydroelectricity and sustainable energy sources delivers competitive pricing – some of the lowest in North America — to fuel innovation.
  • Clean Transportation – B.C. was the first jurisdiction in the world to legislate a 100% zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) sales requirement, and enjoys the highest per capita adoption of zero-emission vehicles in North America.
  • Wide range of opportunities –Clean transportation, hydrogen and fuel cell innovations, desalination treatment, water purification, carbon capture, and renewable energy technologies are just a few of the areas in which B.C.’s clean tech companies are developing a cleaner future.
  • Supportive government – B.C. takes strong action to protect and preserve our environment.  The CleanBC Roadmap 2030, and other government-supported projects are driving investment and actions designed to meet the growing global demand for low-carbon products, services, and pollution-reducing technologies.
  • Centres of excellence –Innovative centres of excellence bring experts from the public and private sectors together with researchers in B.C.’s world-class educational institutions. These centres are powering research, development, and training in renewable energy, sustainable building, integrated energy solutions, private research, and testing.

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