Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
more
 
About
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

22 Jul 2009 11:07:01

British Columbia praised for commercial energy efficiency incentives



British Columbia praised for commercial energy efficiency incentives
Canadian businesses are offered more financial incentives to adopt low-carbon strategies in British Columbia (BC) than in any other province of Canada.

That is according to a new report from global consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which indicated that there are 38 clearly-defined schemes on offer to commercial enterprises, ranging from tax breaks on research to free energy audits.

The Vancouver Sun reported that the low-carbon stimulus measures provide businesses in BC with a chance to make significant savings by improving their energy efficiency and making use of renewable sources of power.

Ian Heine, a partner at PwC's CleanTech division, told the publication that businesses are becoming more interested in green incentives - this is particularly so as more stringent carbon emissions targets are placed on them.

He was quoted as saying: "We're seeing it become more of a social, environmental responsibility [that is] emerging in business. It's becoming more of a priority."

Mr Heine added that the most significant incentives are tax credits for research and development, which allow companies investing in the development of green technologies to save up to 40 percent of their expenses.

In a separate report published by PwC earlier this month, the analyst claimed that most businesses now recognise the importance of sustainable operations that strike the right balance between profit and environmental impact.

http://tinyurl.com/lfz7o4

ADNFCR-1235-ID-19276053-ADNFCR


Discussion Thread  

 


Related Categories

Clicking a category below will direct you to a list of related information

Skip Navigation Links.

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community



Related Items From Everyone


  1. Solar Inverter Market 2014 deals with historical statistics about the Solar Inverter market and...

    06 Jul 2015
  2. It was far from a "Happy Halloween" to all in the solar PV industry in Devon, Cornwall and...

    14 Nov 2011
  3. The transition to a low-carbon society in the UK will require a much greater emphasis on business...

    20 Jul 2009
  4. Norwich Union implements Sabien's M2G technology Gas use reduced by up to 17%, payback in 50...

    06 Nov 2008
  5. Designer and manufacturer of hybrid technology components for the transport...




Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback

RSS



We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.