The Conservation Council has submitted a detailed proposal of recommendations to the provincial government on how provincial carbon pricing revenue should be spent in 2021-22.
Our recommendations, submitted to Environment Minister Gary Crossman on Feb. 19, include options that reduce carbon pollution and better prepare businesses and households for the rising cost of carbon in a world increasingly moving toward decarbonization in the face of climate change.
The recommendations include:
- Significantly increase our commitment to low-income energy efficiency retrofits with a focus on deep retrofits
- Increase investment in deep retrofits of households and buildings owned by small business, including getting off oil.
- Using existing federal programming to deliver electric vehicle incentives through dealerships to put 4,000 EVs per year on the road over the next three to five years.
- Target provincial fleets for EV conversion, including provincial and municipal government fleets, transit, and taxis and delivery vehicles.
- Investment in household-focused programming to increase resilience to climate change extreme events.