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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

BCSEA asks Government to Let BC Hydro and FBC Invest in Public EV Fast Charging Stations

BCSEA asks Government to Let BC Hydro and FBC Invest in Public EV Fast Charging Stations

August 2, 2019

BCSEA met with the BC ministry of energy in July to encourage the government to cut through the regulatory uncertainty that is hampering BC Hydro and FortisBC (electric) from expanding their networks of public EV fast-charging stations. Currently, BC Hydro is temporarily not charging EV drivers for fast-charging and FBC is charging $9 per half hour with interim approval from the Commission.

Net Metering Update

Net Metering Update

August 2, 2019

BCSEA continues to participate in the Utilities Commission’s proceeding on BC Hydro’s proposed amendments to its Net Metering program. (For background, please read). BCSEA filed detailed information requests to BC Hydro in mid-July.

A Starter's Guide to Installing a Green Roof

June 14, 2019
jules@housetipster.com

The Starter's Guide to Installing a Green Roof

Westcot Elementary wins the Cool It! Challenge for 2018/2019

June 13, 2019
Melanie Lazelle, Program Manager Cool - It!

We would like to congratulate the winning class for the 2018/19 Cool It! challenge in the District of West Vancouver: Sandra Kwan's grade 5 class from Westcot Elementary.

BCSEA Intervenes in Net Metering Proceeding

BCSEA intervenes in Net Metering Proceeding:

BCSEA’s board of directors in May approved intervening in a BC Utilities Commission proceeding on BC Hydro’s most recent application to amend its net metering rules. BCSEA has intervened in all of the commission's proceedings regarding net metering by BC Hydro or FortisBC in the past few years.

BCSEA's objectives in the proceeding are:

Saving BC Unicorns, This Time For Real

June 4, 2019
BCSEA Vancouver Chapter

Hi, I’m Karina, a somewhat shy but nonetheless enthusiastic high school student passionate about the environment. I’ve felt drawn to nature,and preserving it, my whole life. When I was in the first grade I found out that a forest near my house was going to be cut down to allow for the development of townhomes. To stop this frightening act, myself and my closest friends decided we would dress up as woodland creatures, make signs, and go to the build site for a protest. I chose to dress as my favorite woodland creature: a unicorn.

EN4S IS BORN

May 8, 2019
BCSEA Vancouver Chapter

Less than a year ago, in October of 2018, the BCSEA Vancouver Chapter gathered together 30 aspiring entrepreneurs for an event titled “HallowHacks” to find solutions to the sustainable energy challenges of today’s world. This two-day long team competition featured loud brainstorming sessions, resourceful mentors, top-tier competition judges, good food to fuel the brains, and of course, fabulous prizes to be won.