Leo Benne (left), general manager of Bevo Farms, and Garnet Etsell (right), BC Agriculture Council Chair, take Minister Penner (centre) on a tour of the company’s greenhouse in Langley.
B.C. Gets Tough on Agrigultural Boiler Emissions
With an aim to protect air quality, the Ministry of Environment is introducing tougher limits on emissions from wood-fired agricultural boilers, Environment Minister Barry Penner announced.
“Wood-fired agricultural boilers, like those commonly used by the greenhouse industry, are a low-carbon form of renewable energy,” Penner said. “However, they are also a source of particulate matter. By introducing more stringent emission standards in this sector, we are following through on our Air Action Plan, and ensuring that we have up-to-date regulations that complement regional bylaws.” Read more