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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.

BCSEA'S OKANAGAN CHAPTER AND THE CITY OF VERNON - VIRTUAL MEETING

BCSEA'S OKANAGAN CHAPTER AND THE CITY OF VERNON - VIRTUAL MEETING

BCSEA Calls for Conservation and Low-Carbon Electrification

BCSEA Calls for Conservation and Low-Carbon Electrification

May 4, 2020

BCSEA filed a 74-page final argument today in the Utilities Commission’s proceeding on BC Hydro’s revenue requirement application for fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2021. This caps a 12-day oral hearing and thousands of pages of evidence and interrogatories.

Interim Report Not Adequate

Interim Report Not Adequate, Says BCSEA

April 14, 2020

BCSEA provided a lengthy brief to the BC Ministry of Energy and BC Hydro today, in response to the March 2020 Interim Report on the Government’s “Comprehensive Review” of BC Hydro, Phase 2.  The brief and cover letters are attached below.

Call for applications: BCSEA Board Treasurer

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:  BCSEA BOARD TREASURER

APPLICATIONS DUE May 30,  2020

BCSEA’s Board of Directors is currently recruiting for the position of Treasurer. We are looking for someone with both the passion for sustainable energy, and the training in accounting and financial planning, with experience in charitable organizations to serve a vital function within our organization.  If this sounds like you, please read on for more information and how to apply.

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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.

COMMITMENT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE KOOTENAYS

COMMITMENT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE KOOTENAYS

The Kootenay region of British Columbia, renowned for the many beautiful mountains and lakes, has long been environmentally conscious.  This came to the forefront in 2016 when SunMine – Canada’s largest solar project and largest solar tracking system – opened on an old mining site near Kimberley earning nationwide attention.

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