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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.

BCUC EV Charging Inquiry - Phase 1 Report

BCUC EV Charging Inquiry - Phase 1 Report

January 28th, 2018

The commission issued its report on phase one of the inquiry into EV charging services. Link. The important points that BCSEA and SCBC pushed were either accepted or punted to phase two. Highlights:

BC Hydro Net Metering update

BC Hydro Net Metering update

January 9th, 2019

The BC Utilities Commission directed BC Hydro to file a net metering application by April 30, 2019, rejecting BCHydro's request for a July 31 deadline. BCHydro says it will conduct consultation on net metering after the public release of the report on phase one of the government's 'comprehensive review' of BC Hydro (expected any day now.)

FortisBC’s Long Term Electricity Resource Plan

FortisBC’s Long Term Electricity Resource Plan

June 29th, 2018

The commission issued its decision on FBC's long term electricity resource plan (LTERP) yesterday. The plan addresses forecasts of energy and capacity needs, supply side resources and demand-side resources. BCSEA and SCBC intervened actively, including providing expert evidence (by Jim Grevatt) on DSM. Here are highlights of the decision from a sustainability perspective:

Victoria Chapter 2018 News

 

Hello BCSEA members!

We welcome new Steering Committee members, September Smith, Yaqiong Wang and Scott Mellett. And we thank Eleri Davies, Jesse Fraser and Larissa Stendie, who are stepping down – our volunteers make it all happen!

Energy Connections 2018

A day of learning, engagement and inspiration on British Columbia’s clean transportation initiatives

On September 15th, 2018 over 120 individuals from industry, government, academics and the community at large, gathered at BCIT’s Burnaby Campus to discuss ways to clean up British Columbia’s largest polluter and greenhouse gas emitter, the transportation industry.

Kamloops Chapter Offers Zero Waste Series

Simple Steps to Positively Impact the Planet and Your Health

Have you ever thought that the volume of your household waste output, both garbage and recycling, is overwhelming at times?

Have you wondered how to have a more sustainable and healthier home with little to no waste?

The 2017/18 Cool It! Champions

BCSEA’s Cool It! Climate Leadership program has wrapped up for 2017/18 and what a successful year it was! This year we had 13 incredible municipality and other sponsors who supported 138 workshops in 191 schools, with 3261 students.

Beau's Brewing and Just Food Jump into Solar with Bullfrog Power

With all the buzz around BC’s organic farming and craft beer brewing, we often miss excitement going on in the other provinces. In October 2017, a partnership between Beau’s Brewery and Bullfrog Power helped the Just Food farm near Ottawa to get on solar. The 10 kW solar array project was launched in October 2017 in the form of a rain or shine community event, where local food and beer was offered.

BCSEA salutes City of Victoria’s stand on climate action for transportation

BCSEA salutes the City of Victoria for asking Prime Minister Trudeau to fully implement the part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Action that calls for “supporting the shift from higher to lower-emitting types of transportation,” and “enhanc[ing] investments in public transit upgrades and expansions.”

Inquiry into EV charging - tell the Utilities Commission what you know

The BC Utilities Commission has begun an inquiry into how – or whether – the charging of electric vehicles (EVs) should be regulated. This March and April, the Commission is holding community input sessions around BC, seeking public input on any and all issues around EV charging. This will be followed by a more formal process aimed at recommendations and conclusions.