Energy retrofit of BC homes would fight poverty, cut GHGs, drive green jobs

A clear commitment to energy retrofit BC’s existing housing stock while changing energy pricing could reduce poverty, cut a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions and create up to 12,000 new jobs province-wide, according to a compelling new study from the Centre for Policy Alternatives.

The CCPA analysis is the first to look carefully at the social justice side of energy pricing to create a program that could reduce poverty and global warming at the same time.

It’s entirely consistent with Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Greenest City Action Plan and a challenge to make such a plan province-wide in scope.