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.
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 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.”
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.
The Solar Compass at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) had its Grand Opening on November 2, a very snowy day in Kamloops. The Solar Compass and the nearby Solar Sidewalk are flagship projects, the first of this kind in Canada. Project lead Dr. Michael Mehta was joined by our major partners, TRU and Solar Earth Technologies (SET), along with other local partners and many of the 30-plus members of the project team.
The BC Sustainable Energy Association is looking to fill two contractor positions as Environmental Educator with the Cool It! Climate Leadership Training program in Metro Vancouver and the Capital Regional District.