Creating growth and opportunity in BC’s new bio-economy
Independent economic analysis undertaken by MMK Consulting in 2013 indicates that BC Bioenergy Network has made a positive contribution to British Columbia’s economy since its creation in 2008:
“$16.6 million of BCBN project funding has leveraged new investments for a total project value of $123.5 million, which represents 1,826- person years of employment, $106 million in GDP and $19.75 million in new tax revenues for government.”
In broader terms, BCBN projects are helping to:
- Diversify the economy;
- Create green jobs;
- Keep energy dollars in the community;
- Leverage new trade and investment opportunities; and
- Enhance our unused and undervalued bio-resources
Continuing to utilize BC’s local biomass resources will help diversify the economy, train workers and keep energy dollars in our communities.
Browse our portfolio to learn more about how BCBN is helping to create growth and opportunity in BC’s economy.
To see more information regarding the statistics of clean energy jobs in BC, view Pembina Institute’s Interactive BC Clean Energy Economy Map here.