Exploring Pathways: Deep Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions by 2050 in BC Communities was prepared through the MC3 project the behalf of BC Hydro. This report explores future energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trajectories that achieve deep GHG emissions reductions and makes recommendations for policies that are required to achieve reduction targets. The report uses three of the MC3 case study communities to investigate the implications of achieving the Provincial target of an 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050 from 2007 emissions levels. Communities focused on in the report include:
- The City of Vancouver is the largest municipality in British Columbia, has 624,00 people, and is located in the southeastern corner of the province, bounded to the west and north by Burrard Inlet and to the south by the Fraser River (a major shipping route);
- The City of Prince George is a city of approximately 72,000 residents located at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers, and
- The City of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is a community of 78,000 people located on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island.