But it was legislation passed in 2008, including new forms of tenure, that “demonstrated that the government was serious,” Thoroughgood said. B.C. is also developing its own cap-andtrade regulatory system.
Thoroughgood outlined some highlights of the BC Bioenergy Strategy, released in January 2008. Key points include establishing a comprehensive provincial biomass inventory and aiming for B.C. biofuel production to meet at least 50% of the province’s renewable fuel requirements by 2020.