LiveSmart BC's Efficiency Incentive Program met its three-year target of 40,000 households in just 15 months, and its $60-million budget has been fully allocated. As a result the program was declared complete in mid-August and to date, no further commitment of funding has been made.
BCSEA strongly believes that a renewed and extended LiveSmart-style engagement program is required to encourage homeowners to undertake the energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy retrofits necessary for BC meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals.
BCSEA has created an online petition to collect and focus our many voices to call for a revival of this important incentives program in the next provincial budget.
Please sign the petition right away and then forward the link to your friends and family. We will be submitting the names to the Legislature before the end of the current session, in order to influence the 2010 budget decisions currently being made.
See our media release from last summer, challenging the decision to cap the program.
Join the BC Sustainable Energy Association Facebook Fan group and Energy News and Discussion groups to be informed and be part of the discussion leading to real climate action and energy efficiency progress.
Remember, Federal ecoEnergy rebates and grants are still available, as are the SolarBC solar hot water rebates.
There is still no better time than now to upgrade your home's energy efficiency.
For a limited time, you can also get a FREE solar assessment at SolarRating Online from Green Power Labs.
The SolarRating online tool is a fun way to find out how suitable your home is for solar hot water. Enter your address and postal code, and the system will provide you a free report courtesy of SolarBC. SolarRating is the first step to understanding how solar energy might be help reduce your family's energy costs.
Reviving and expanding LiveSmart BC is the smart thing to do. Please add your name to our petition to Let LiveSmart Live!