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BCSEA News & Views

Learn about what's happening at the BC Sustainable Energy Association and get in-depth articles on sustainable energy issues written by our members.

Okanagan Chapter - Task Force Meeting

Our first Okanagan Sustainable Energy Task Force Meeting is coming up and we are hoping to connect with our community in the central Okanagan region to discuss solutions from our fall forum, Powering Sustainable Energy.  The task force will be strategizing how we can positively impact the transition to 100% renewables in the Okanagan by 2030. There are so many ways. We need numbers of people from all walks of life to take on this challenge. Offer some time to the change, educate ourselves and others by talking with the city councils and helping one another live the necessary change.

Victoria Chapter - Update on Government Action

Happy new year from the Victoria Chapter team!

Our first event for 2020 will be an update on government action to cut transportation emissions. Dan Clancy from the Clean Transportation Branch will address Zero-Emission Vehicles, the Clean Energy Vehicle Program and the Specialty Use Vehicle Incentive Program. Get the inside scoop and ask questions.

BCSEA-Vancouver Chapter, Volunteer Onboarding 2020

We're excited to announce BCSEA Vancouver’s first Volunteer Onboarding session for 2020.

The BCSEA Vancouver Chapter (BCSEA Van) is a group of volunteers who are driven by their passion to make a difference in the sustainable energy sector. The activities of the Vancouver Chapter are dictated by the following three pillars:

BCSEA Supports Fleet Electrification Rates

January 13, 2020

BCSEA’s most recent legal argument at the BC Utilities Commission supports conversion of fleets of vehicles and vessels from fossil fuels to clean electricity.

Individual electric vehicles are already on the road in BC, and more are on the way. Next to come are whole fleets of electric vehicles such as transit buses and delivery trucks, and electric vessels such as ferries. But there’s a glitch.

Renewable Energy in Africa (REnA)

REnA is an ongoing project being led by the Vancouver Chapter. It all started in early 2019 when a long time BCSEA member, Dr. Henry Mwandemere, approached the Chapter with the idea to bring renewable energy to Karonga, Malawi. Henry is a retired UN scientist residing in Vancouver and his mission is to combat energy poverty in Africa by addressing two key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: 

#5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

#7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable modern energy for all

EV's Are Popping Up Everywhere

EV's are Popping Up Everywhere

(By Bill Andrews, Barrister & Solicitor representing BCSEA in BCUC proceedings)

City Builder Climate Webinar Series: City of Vancouver Spotlight

City Builder Climate Series:

We're sorry that you were not able to attend City Builder Climate Webinar Series: City of Vancouver Spotlight. We hope you’ll watch the video recording of the webinar - the next best thing to being there.

Here are the links to the webinar recording and the presentation slides. Please feel free to share them with your network, and stay tuned for news of our next webinar in the City Builder Climate Series.

Message from the Board Chair

Message from the Board Chair

Greetings to my fellow sustainable energy ... enthusiasts?  Evangelists? True believers? The BCSEA is a unique organization in the sustainable energy field.  We are not clean energy producers, nor are we building system experts.  While many of us are engineers or technical experts in our professional capacities, that's not we do within the BCSEA.

Powering Sustainable Energy for the Future of the Okanagan

Okanagan Chapter (BCSEA) invites you to: 

POWERING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY for the FUTURE of the OKANAGAN

A forum, setting the foundation for collaboration to counteract climate change with effective solutions.

All Sustainable Energy Change-Makers Invited!

This event will discuss, educate, demonstrate, and form the Okanagan Sustainable Energy Task Force to follow up with the determined outcomes.

Low-carbon electrification in BC: Next steps for BC Hydro

Low-carbon electrification in BC: Next steps for BC Hydro