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December 12, 2011
Much of BCSEA’s work before the BC Utilities Commission is to support clearly good things like energy efficiency and conservation, when BC Hydro or FortisBC bring forward their plans. But some issues involve difficult trade-offs between our vision of a completely greenhouse gas free energy system and the on-the-ground difficulties of achieving some GHG reductions while maintaining the energy services that society demands. 
November 17, 2011
 The Obama administration proposed on Wednesday doubli
November 4, 2011
The BC Government invites your thoughts and opinions on a number of changes to the BC Building Code as well as several conceptual issues related to the development and construction industry. You can choose to participate in as many of the components as you like. Both consultations will be available online until December 16th at 4:30 p.m.
October 7, 2011
 By Tom Hackney and Bill Andrews   The big energy policy events this year so far have involved BC Hydro and its rates, and political interventions on electricity policy. The major outcome, likely to become known after cabinet meets this fall, will probably be a change from the current policy of strongly supporting renewable energy development and exports. BCSEA is preparing for a season of policy work defending energy conservation and renewable energy in a new, more cost-constrained environment, where sustainable energy may be valued much lower than other political goals.