Who we are
The BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) is a member-based, non-profit organization that supports the sustainable production, distribution, and consumption of energy in British Columbia and beyond. The association collaborates with governments, industry, universities and other institutions, other non-governmental organizations, and citizens to put in place the conditions needed to accelerate the province’s transition to a lower-carbon economy.
What we do
The BCSEA develops and undertakes educational programs, policy advocacy, public outreach and energy planning in the following areas:
BCSEA’s five chapters; Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops, Okanagan and South Peace, directly interact with their member constituencies, volunteers and members of the public. They host events, engage the public with community projects and extend BCSEA’s reach across BC. BCSEA’s chapters allow the association to enjoy the unique position of engaging and interacting with members across the province.
Advance Renewable Energy Generation
BCSEA strives to demonstrate that clean energy is a significant economic driver offering benefits to all British Columbians.
BCSEA endeavors to build and maintain citizen support for the clean energy industry and foster conditions under which government can take further action to support the sector.
Advance Energy Conservation and Efficiency
BCSEA creates and supports projects and initiatives that educate citizens to the benefits of conservation and efficiency.
Advance Low-Carbon Passenger Transportation
With transport contributing 39% of the province’s overall GHG emissions, BCSEA reinforces the policies and leadership that incentivize and accelerate zero-emission options.
We provide the following on behalf of our members:
Sustainable Energy News & information
Our web site offers sustainable energy articles and opinions, policy proposals, local events, how-tos, informational resources, forums, social media and a lot more. Visit our news page to see what we have to offer!
BCSEA also produces a monthly newsletter filled with articles, information on events and news on sustainable energy developments both globally and from within British Columbia. To receive regular updates and the monthly BCSEA newsletter, join our mailing list!
BC Utilities Commission Interventions
BCSEA successfully represents sustainable energy values at BC’s energy regulatory commission. BCSEA's Policy Director Tom Hackney is directly involved in the decision making process within the BCUC and regularly produces articles on the BCUC processes.
BCSEA maintains a comprehensive and extensive list of its sustainable energy business members and other partner organizations. Through this, BCSEA drives traffic to its business members' websites.
BCSEA is proud to host regular monthly webinars, with expert speakers on a range of renewable energy and sustainable development topics. Check out our webinar page for information on our past and upcoming webinars. Sponsorships are available!
Cool It! Climate Leadership Training
Cool It! is an interactive environmental workshop and contest for students in grades 4 to 7. BCSEA's in-class program has reached over 70,000 BC kids to date. Sponsorships are available!
BCSEA and its chapters hold events all year long, like Energy Connections. Through these events, BCSEA reaches hundreds of British Columbians and informs and inspires them to take action in combatting climate change and living a sustainable way of life.