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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.

BCSEA calls on BCUC to facilitate EV fast charging stations by BC Hydro and FBC

March 28, 2019
William J. Andrews

BCSEA and SCBC submitted their final written argument in Phase Two of the BC Utilities Commission's inquiry into electric vehicle charging services (EVCS)  today.

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.

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!

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:

BCSEA Response to the CleanBC Plan

February 8, 2019
Tom Hackey, BCSEA's Policy Advisor
CleanBC: a big step forward for climate action in BC

The BC Sustainable Energy Association commends the Government of BC for CleanBC, its latest update to BC’s climate action plan.

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Summary highlights:

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.

Upcoming Renewable Energy and Climate Action Events

December 19, 2017
Personal Communication
A snapshot by Ted Sheldon, Senior Clean Energy Advisor, Alternative Energy, Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources, BC

BCSEA is pleased to welcome guest contributor, Ted Sheldon, to the BCSEA blog! Ted is Senior Clean Energy Advisor, Alternative Energy, Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia. He has provided a snapshot of renewable energy events and resources in BC and outside BC and has graciously agreed to share his snapshot with BCSEA. Enjoy Part 1 of 2 installations, upcoming events: