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BC Sustainable Energy Association – 2020 BC General Election

Key energy policies for BC’s electric utilities

The following are three recommendations for government policies to advance BC’s electric utilities’ (mainly BC Hydro, but including FortisBC) support for climate action and BC’s transition to a sustainable energy future.

We invite our members to listen for commitments to these policies from candidates and parties in the current election campaign.

GoByBike September 28 – October 4, 2020 & join the movement!

Register for GoByBike to get and fit, have fun & WIN prizes! Whether you are a solo rider, or riding with a team, simply log your trips and be eligible to win prizes!  Check your local communities for their GoBYBike events and contests.

COVID-19 & GoByBike: our priority is for the enjoyment, health, and safety of anyone participating in GoByBike (Sept. 28 – Oct. 4). Please follow the COVID-19 Provincial Health Officer guidelines and protocols, as well as any local municipal guidelines in your community.

Message from the Board Chair - Jonathan Ho

In project management, we have a saying: “No plan survives first contact with implementation”.  It’s a recognition that no matter how much you think you’ve thought through everything, you won’t know what you didn’t think of until you try and implement it.

ELECTIONS BC 2020

All information below comes from the Elections BC website.  In the event of a discrepancy between this webpage and Elections BC, the Elections BC information will prevail.

1. When is the upcoming BC election?

Saturday, October 24, 2020, is British Columbia’s general voting date when polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST.   Key election dates can be found here.

2. Voting Safely and COVID-19

BC Hydro’s Clean Power 2040 call for public input

Have your say on BC Hydro's long term planning

BCSEA recommends that anyone interested in climate action or renewable energy should get involved in BC Hydro’s public consultations leading up to their long term (20-year) resource plan. There are a couple of reasons for this.

That's a Wrap! Cool It Spring 2020 Results

That’s a wrap! Cool It Spring 2020 results

The Cool It Climate Leadership challenge wrapped up the last of its spring 2020 workshops in June. In a semester that saw Cool It shift entirely online as a result of COVID-19, the Cool It team was thrilled to be able to deliver 39 online elementary workshops as well as 15 high school workshops.

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. 

Kamloops Chapter Active Despite Social Distancing

In mid-March when the Covid-19 pandemic struck, the Kamloops Chapter was planning on doing two Electric Vehicle shows but of course those had to be cancelled.  We’ve been looking for other ways to advance our mandate during the pandemic and recently found one thing: offering recommendations to local decision-makers through writing letters.

BCSEA'S OKANAGAN CHAPTER AND THE CITY OF VERNON - VIRTUAL MEETING

BCSEA'S OKANAGAN CHAPTER AND THE CITY OF VERNON - VIRTUAL MEETING

Okanagan Chapter - Task Force Meeting

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.