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).
Our first Okanagan Sustainable Energy Task Force Meeting is coming up and we are hoping to connect with our community in the central Okanagan region to discuss solutions from our fall forum, Powering Sustainable Energy. The task force will be strategizing how we can positively impact the transition to 100% renewables in the Okanagan by 2030. There are so many ways. We need numbers of people from all walks of life to take on this challenge. Offer some time to the change, educate ourselves and others by talking with the city councils and helping one another live the necessary change.
BCSEA’s most recent legal argument at the BC Utilities Commission supports conversion of fleets of vehicles and vessels from fossil fuels to clean electricity.
Individual electric vehicles are already on the road in BC, and more are on the way. Next to come are whole fleets of electric vehicles such as transit buses and delivery trucks, and electric vessels such as ferries. But there’s a glitch.
REnA is an ongoing project being led by the Vancouver Chapter. It all started in early 2019 when a long time BCSEA member, Dr. Henry Mwandemere, approached the Chapter with the idea to bring renewable energy to Karonga, Malawi. Henry is a retired UN scientist residing in Vancouver and his mission is to combat energy poverty in Africa by addressing two key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
#5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
#7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable modern energy for all
We're sorry that you were not able to attend City Builder Climate Webinar Series: City of Vancouver Spotlight. We hope you’ll watch the video recording of the webinar - the next best thing to being there.
Here are the links to the webinar recording and the presentation slides. Please feel free to share them with your network, and stay tuned for news of our next webinar in the City Builder Climate Series.
The Cool It! team have been working hard this summer and you will have noticed have a brand new look! With this fun new look, we are also delighted to share that Cool It will be working with high school students and able to offer workshops with other groups.