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Let Fossil Fuels Die

It’s blunt language, but we really mean it. We’ve simply got to end our civilization’s addiction to fossil fuels. We’ve got to leave them in the ground, and accelerate the switch to clean, safe, climate-friendly renewable energy.

Catch an Incentive

 Are you making the most of the incentives that are available to help you build a more sustainable world? Starting right now, we’re introducing a monthly feature that will remind you of what’s out there, in case you want to put your hand out. Thanks to members from our Kamloops Chapter for suggesting this feature.

 

Solar panels are getting cheaper — time to make the rest of solar power cheap, too

December 1, 2012
Grist, by David Roberts

 The installed cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) power continues its precipitous decline, mostly due to falling prices for PV panels.

The Cost of Exporting Liquid Natural Gas

November 30, 2012
David Suzuki Foundation

 Great infographic. Click below to see it.

COM-MUNI-CATION….

How are we supposed to keep up with the tidal wave of information that comes our way every day?

My daily favorites are the BBC, Guardian and Independent, from the UK; Spiegel (English edition, from Germany); and the Huffington Post. For most of these, I usually click on ‘Green’ or ‘environment. I supplement them with <a href="www.grist.org>Grist</a>, <a data-cke-saved-href=" http:="" cleantechnica.com="" "="">Clean Technica, Smart Planet, and Climate Progress. My favorite weekly magazine is New Scientist. And still the great stories keep coming, so I also have Google News set up with my favorite search terms, such as ‘solar’, ‘climate change’ … and ‘BCSEA’.

BC’s Provincial Election Beckons – What Are Your Top Priorities?

What if we thought that the coming provincial election next May was the most important event of the decade – and it was absolutely critical to elect a government that was committed to the smartest, greenest, most sustainable policies possible, that could turn the words “economic development” into “Earth-harmonious development.”

What kind of policies would we want if that were so? Because surely, it is so, when you read even that briefest of summaries - from the World Bank, of all things, which has never been known as a signed up greenie.

LiveSmart BC’s Energy Incentive Program

LiveSmart BC’s Energy Incentive Program is one of the BC Liberal government’s best programs, and yet it is in danger, with no assured funding beyond March 31st 2013.

We – the BCSEA - consider this to be a shame, since it provides funding for the home energy efficiency upgrades that are such an important part of our journey to a low-carbon economy in BC.