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BC Hydro - Transmission Service Rate F2020 and F2021 Pricing Principles Extension - Granted by order G-39-19

May 7, 2019
Tom Hackney

The BC Utilities Commission, after consultation with stakeholders, has approved without hearing a two-year extension to the pricing principles for BC Hydro's Transmission Service Rate (TSR) (i.e. the two-tiered inclining block rate serving large industrial customers). 

The Power of Sustainable Investing - Afterthoughts & Video

On March 20th, the BCSEA Kamloops Chapter hosted an event called The Power of Sustainable Investing, in partnership with Transition Kamloops, Thompson Rivers University Sustainability Office and the speaker, Tim Nash. The session was highly informative, generating interest, excitement, and engaging discussion.  The 35 minutes talk (PowerPoint slides attached below), was followed by an equally well-received half an hour of Q&A.  About half of the seventy attendees stayed for a break-out session.

Harbour Air to add zero-emmission electric plane; aims to convert whole fleet

A transition from seaplane to e-plane is set to begin.

Harbour Air is embarking on what is believed to be a world first, adding an electric plane to its fleet — a zero-emission aircraft powered by a 750-horsepower electric motor.

The company has 42 planes and 12 routes, and operates from centres such as Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle. It is North America’s largest seaplane airline, serving 500,000 passengers on 30,000 commercial flights every year.

Tell BC Hydro what you think about Net Metering changes - Deadline April 2nd.

March 21, 2019
BC Hydro

Tell BC Hydro what you think about Net Metering changes — Deadline April 2nd

Hello members,

BC Hydro has an online survey to get stakeholders’ opinions about some specific changes to its Net Metering program:

 

Take Survey Now

 

South Vancouver Island Transportation Strategy Undermines BC's Climate Goals

Victoria, BC – Victorians for Transportation Choice (VTC) challenges the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to align its southern Vancouver Island transportation strategy with BC’s climate action goals, including legislated GHG reduction targets.

Natural Resources Canada - Indigenous Off-diesel Initiative

Reduce diesel and secure your remote community’s clean energy future.

Want to bring renewable energy to your Indigenous remote community? Become a Clean Energy Champion! Receive training and mentoring, and access up to $ 1.3 million to support your community in setting ambitious diesel reduction goals and begin implementing a clean energy plan in your community. Apply today and generate new opportunities!

Seven essential books on energy and climate change

July 26, 2018
Blog on Medium.com

Looking for a summer read with a bit more substance than the latest mystery novel? These seven books are loaded with it. They probably won’t make you shiver, but they will give you insight into the greatest threat facing our planet as well as clear steps that can be taken to address it. Going for carbon neutrality would not only avert the suffering and deaths of million of people in the not-so-distant future, it would also save lives in the present.

A Global Biogas Revolution Is Taking Place

January 31, 2019
Medium - Blog

While solar PV and wind power are grabbing headlines, another clean energy revolution is silently taking place. From New York to Nairobi, from rural communities in China to the heart of the European Union, biogas and anaerobic digestion (AD) solutions are becoming increasingly larger and more common.

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: