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We can lead low-carbon cooperation in Greater Bay Area: Premier of B.C.

2018-February-8       Source: Newsgd.com

John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia (B.C.), visited Guangdong recently as the first stop on his trip to Asia.

“The planning of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will be an exciting opportunity for B.C. to work with Guangdong and run with the initiative that we’ve started.”

John Horgan said he was very pleased to hear about the Greater Bay Area at the roundtable. “When you bring together such dynamic economies as Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macao, this is a tremendous opportunity covering hundreds of millions of people, all of their economic activities and the carbon footprint that entails.”

The first fuel-cell-powered bus is developed by Ballard Power Systems and it Guangdong partners. [Photo\Southcn.com]

B.C. wants to continue to help with fuel replacement, and bring in its liquefied natural gas as well as new energy solutions to the Asian markets. John Horgan believed the construction of the Greater Bay Area, considered in light of previous cooperation, will make Guangdong the perfect place to start. “It's a great economic opportunity, but also an opportunity to improve our environmental outcomes,” he said.

John Horgan also took time to point out another area that has not been worked on was using environmentally renewable, sustainable building supplies. “The use of wood products— manufactured wood products, engineered wood products, is a way to reduce emissions,” said Horgan, “I would love to introduce that to the Greater Bay Area as one other element outside of energy consumption to help us in reducing our emissions.”

 

Reported by Jasmine Yin, Heather Lu(intern)

Edited by Simon Haywood, Olivia Ouyang

 

Editor: Jasmine

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