Canada’s British Columbia Premier Mr John Horgan announced the creation of the BC Hydrogen Office, which will act as a one-stop shopping" spot for hydrogen project investors looking to do business in the province. The plan is also for office staff to help streamline decisions on hydrogen projects and proposals. He said “Our government recognizes the importance hydrogen projects will have for our climate and British Columbia's economy. That's why we are taking steps to streamline the process to get these projects up and running as quickly as possible."The strategy's immediate priorities, according to the province, include scaling up production of renewable hydrogen, establishing regional hydrogen hubs and deploying medium and heavy-duty fuel-cell vehicles.There are currently 40 hydrogen projects proposed or under construction in BC right now. According to the province, they represent CAD 4.8 billion in proposed investment.In 2019, the province conducted a hydrogen study and said that by 2050, it could contribute CAD 2.5 billion to B.C's annual gross domestic product and almost 4,000 new jobs. The government also estimates the global hydrogen market will hit CAD 305 billion by that date and wants to capitalize on the province's proximity to export markets.