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BCSEA and CIET Collaborate on Energy Training Programs

October 22, 2013

BCSEA and the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) have joined their effort to promote and deliver energy training programs in British Columbia.

CIET has been a leader in energy training for over 20 years. Based in Toronto, CIET has trained over 2,500 professionals and is the exclusive provider of the Association of Energy Engineer's certification programs, including Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) and Certified Energy Auditor (CEA).

EN-Roads Climate Policy Simulator Webinar

On July 29th, the BCSEA conducted a webinar inviting interested sustainability professionals to participate in a game-like challenge utilizing the EN-Roads simulator. 

The EN-Roads Climate Policy Simulator is an up-and-coming technological and educational tool that is useful in teaching people how we can effectively approach the climate crisis. Essentially, the simulator incorporates all variables that contribute to the rise and fall of global temperatures within the sectors of energy, technology, and land use. 

Bill 17, Clean Energy Amendment Act – What does it mean?

Bill 17, Clean Energy Amendment Act – What does it mean?

July 27, 2020

On June 23, 2020, Energy Minister Bruce Ralston introduced Bill 17, the Clean Energy Amendment Act, 2020. Bill 17 does three main things.

BCSEA gets a win on Net Metering

BCSEA gets a win on Net Metering

June 25, 2020

The BC Utilities Commission rejected BC Hydro's ban on new Net Metering participants who propose an electrical generator big enough to create annual net power to the grid. In a long-awaited decision released on June 23, 2020, the BCUC found that BC Hydro had not satisfactorily demonstrated that the ban is required to mitigate significant or meaningful harm.

First Nations Announce Over $25 Million in New Renewable Energy Investments to Decarbonize Their Coastal Communities

Coast Funds, Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w First Nation, Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation, and the Province of British Columbia announced over $25 million in new First Nations’ investments to transition coastal communities from dependence on fossil fuel-powered electricity to sustainable, locally powered renewable energy systems, eliminating over 175,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

Book Review - The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths that Hinder Progress

Book Review by Tom Hackney, BCSEA Policy Advisor

The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths that Hinder Progress

by Dr. Mark Jaccard

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a tough, informed assessment of the most critical policies to tackle climate change effectively.

Low-carbon Electrification in BC: Empowering BC Hydro to Lead

Low-carbon Electrification in BC: Empowering BC Hydro to lead

June 2, 2020

More than 230 online participants took in BCSEA’s webinar on low-carbon electrification last week. The session was presented by BCSEA’s Tom Hackney (policy analyst) and Bill Andrews (lawyer), and introduced by BCSEA board chair Jonathan Ho.

Fleet EV Charging Rates Approved by BCUC

March 26, 2020
British Columbia Utilities Commission

Fleet EV Charging Rates Approved by BCUC

March 26, 2020

The BC Utilities Commission today approved two new optional rates for electricity service by BC Hydro to operators of charging stations for fleets of electric vehicles or vessels. The new rates are aimed at reducing GHG emissions in the transportation sector by encouraging customers to convert their fleet vehicles and vessels from fossil fuels to clean/renewable electricity.

Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro - Disappointing Phase 2 Interim Report

March 24, 2020

24 March 2020

Disappointing Phase 2 Interim Report of Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro

Last year, BCSEA wrote about the Phase 2 Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro.[1] The important and ambitious purpose of the review included giving BC Hydro guidance on the critical issue of how it should implement the electrification called for in the 2018 CleanBC climate action plan.

Call for applications: BCSEA Board Treasurer



BCSEA’s Board of Directors is currently recruiting for the position of Treasurer. We are looking for someone with both the passion for sustainable energy, and the training in accounting and financial planning, with experience in charitable organizations to serve a vital function within our organization.  If this sounds like you, please read on for more information and how to apply.