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BCUC Allows Subsidy of High-Carbon Propane in Revelstoke

Disappointingly, in early October the BCUC approved FortisBC Gas’s request to have its approximately 1,030,000 natural gas customers subsidize propane rates for the approximately 1,500 residential and commercial piped-propane customers in Revelstoke.

That Startup Feeling

That Startup Feeling.

Founders of early startups have to juggle a lot of things to keep their cleantech project moving forward. At times, it might feel like you’re overwhelmed, missing something important, or need help, but can’t say where.

BCUC Grapples with Fast-Charging Rates

The BC Utilities Commission is now grappling with the rates that a public utility is allowed to charge EV drivers at public fast-charging stations. First up is the FortisBC utility that provides electricity to customers in south-central BC. Next will be BC Hydro.

BCUC Approves New Rate to Boost Electricity Load

On October 14, 2020, the BC Utilities Commission approved a new optional rate pilot program designed to incent large customers to increase their consumption of clean electricity.

EN4S Help Desk. Let us help you!

We are a group of volunteers from the BCSEA and we want to be your sustainability solution advocates!

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.


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.