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Policy Corner

BCSEA works for improvements to laws and policies to help BC move to a sustainable energy system.

We do education and advocacy, and we participate actively in regulatory hearings. BCSEA is a regular intervener at the BC Utilities Commission. We speak for ‘green ratepayers’ as the Commission makes important decisions on the plans and spending priorities of BC Hydro, FortisBC and other public utilities in BC.

 

 

 

 

April 25, 2017
On April 21, 2017 the BCSEA hosted a 2017 Election webinar on behalf of the Energy Forum, with representatives from the three major political parties.
March 7, 2017
The BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre is appealing a ruling of the BC utilities commission in late January
February 9, 2017
With Clean Growth Climate Action, the BC New Democrats have just announced their intention to weigh in seriously on climate action and renewable energy transition in BC.
January 20, 2017
The BC utilities commission ruled in late December 2016 that FortisBC can’t turf existing electricity net metering customers from the program just because they regularly sell more electricity to the utility than they buy from it.
January 11, 2017
At first glance, the 2017 sustainable energy outlook for BC is grim. Last November, the federal government approved the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project, now followed by a compliant BC government. First Nations and environmental groups are vowing to do what it takes to stop the pipeline from being built.
November 3, 2016
BCSEA and Sierra Club BC endorsed a package of measures designed to help low-income customers of BC Hydro, in a BC utilities commission proceeding in October.
October 31, 2016
Climate leadership can take on many roles: it involves setting realistic targets rooted in scientific principles, developing an effective plan to achieve those objectives, and perhaps most importan