Our Activities

In addition to our major projects, the BC Sustainable Energy Association is actively engaged in a number of activities and initiatives.

Policy Work

We have an active policy committee that meets with senior staff at BC Hydro, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Ministry of Environment and with representatives of federal and provincial political parties, municipal councillors and staff, to present policies and program suggestions designed to accelerate the deployment and sustainable use of renewable energy technologies in BC.

Chapter Development

The BCSEA's member-driven approach enables our members to get involved with a local group. As soon as there are 10 members in a local area, you are welcome to form a Local Chapter. Local Chapters support the BCSEA’s campaigns and undertake independent local activities, such as holding monthly meetings with speakers, organizing local Sustainable Energy Tours, putting on biodiesel or electric vehicle demonstrations or forming a car-share cooperative.

Climate and Energy Solutions Webinars

The BC Sustainable Energy Association offers a monthly lunchtime webinar to learn about important developments in sustainable energy and climate solutions. Our Climate and Energy Solutions Webinars are free for anyone to join. Future webinars will focus on Municipal Climate Solutions, BC's Biomass Energy Strategy, SmartGrid Technology, The Future of LEED Buildings, Sustainable Sewage Treatment, Urban Electric Vehicles, and more. Check our events listing for information on upcoming Webinars.

Energy News & Discussion Lists

See our Email Lists page for more information.

Events

In addition to regular chapter meetings, the BCSEA and its Chapters sometimes organize large-scale events, such as the annual Kamloops Energy Fair (begun in 2007), the 2005 Wind Summit and 2006 Solar Summit. Our Chapters also host numerous public events.

Partnership Building

The BCSEA has established positive relations with over 50 governmental, non-governmental, business, and educational organizations, with a view to advancing the sustainable use of renewable energy technologies in BC. We are an active member of several prominent alliances, associations and networks in the province. We also provide reciprocal links on our website in an effort to support a spirit of collaboration amongst organizations sharing our vision of a sustainable energy future in British Columbia.