February 22, 2018

Pacific Carbon Trust under government review

After years of complaints, the B.C. government has agreed to review pricing used to levy fees against the public sector for carbon off-sets.

Environment Minister Terry Lake now admits changes may be needed to ensure the public sector is getting bang for its buck.

“We’ve shown leadership by having a carbon neutral public sector, but we want to make sure we get good value for the public sector and that’s why we’ll be reviewing the Pacific Carbon Trust and the price that they are paying for offsets.”

Public facilities forced to buy offsets include schools and hospitals.

The current charge is 25 dollars per tonne and that price was set in 2007.

CKNW Vancouver News

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