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Carbon tax relief grants open for BC greenhouse growers


April 20, 2022
By BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food

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Eligible greenhouse operators in B.C. can now apply for carbon-tax relief grants for the 2021 production year.

B.C. commercial producers who grow vegetables, ornamental flowers or plants, forest seedlings or nursery plants in greenhouses are eligible to apply for the grant if they meet the following criteria:

  • they sold more than $20,000 in goods in 2021;
  • they used natural gas or propane to heat their greenhouses or to produce carbon dioxide; and
  • they had a production area greater than 455 square metres.

The grant covers up to 80% of the carbon tax paid on natural gas and/or propane used for greenhouse heating or for carbon dioxide production in 2021.

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Fuel burnt for other purposes, such as heating residential, office, packing or processing area, or non-eligible crop production area, vehicles, forklifts or to produce electricity in a CHP engine – is ineligible.

Cannabis is not an eligible crop at any phase of production.

Eligible growers may apply for carbon-tax relief until May 31, 2022.

For eligibility information and to apply, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/programs/greenhouse-carbon-tax-relief-grant?