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Moving Forwards from BC’s Climate (lack of) Leadership Plan

Climate leadership can take on many roles: it involves setting realistic targets rooted in scientific principles, developing an effective plan to achieve those objectives, and perhaps most important of all, inspiring citizens to take meaningful climate action.

Climate leadership can be carried out at different scales; most notably governments should be responsible for leading by example, therefore encouraging citizens to follow along their footsteps.

2016 BCSEA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & RECEPTION

The Board of Directors hereby gives notice of the 2016 Annual General Meeting to take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews in Vancouver.

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater: BCSEA pushes better net metering rules

‘Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,’ BCSEA and Sierra Club BC told the BC utilities commission in a late September argument on FortisBC’s electricity net metering program. FortisBC wants approval to ban net metering customers from having generating equipment big enough to regularly generate an annual surplus of net energy. BCSEA and Sierra Club told the regulator that an annual net surplus is not a problem. In fact, they said, it is highly desirable, assuming the price is reasonable and the equipment is below the maximum 50 kW generator size.

Volunteer Opportunity - BCSEA Kamloops Chapter Steering Committee

BCSEA Kamloops is looking for two or three volunteers to join our steering committee!

BCSEA is a provincial organization, but each chapter is semi-autonomous, choosing our own activities and managing our own funds.  The steering committee is the decision-making and organizing group for the local chapter: we are volunteers who work together organizing Kamloops events and initiatives, spreading the message of a renewable energy future, reduced dependence on fossil fuels and the urgency of climate change.  

Solar on a Strata - It's Just Routine!

Running for over a year

Note: This is another entry in the 'Solar on a Strata' blog series. 

There are a lot of random topics to catch up on in five months.   

Wanted: Sustainable Energy Ideas!

Simple or Ingenious, Please Share Your Ideas

The BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) Kamloops Chapter seeks submissions from the public of images, written pieces, artworks, or short videos for a free public exhibition at the Kamloops Art Gallery (KAG) called The Everyday Sustainable Energy Superheroes Exhibition. The exhibition runs from January 14, 2017 to March 18 in the free BMO Open Gallery. The deadline for submissions is October 27, 2016.

Announcement: Change in Executive Director

 

Dear Reader,

 

aligrovue.jpgOn behalf of the BCSEA Board, Chapters and membership, I would like to notify you regarding a change in the Executive Director position. Ali Grovue has decided to step down as Executive Director effective September 30th, 2016, and the BCSEA Board is very pleased to announce that Jessica McIlroy will be stepping into the role as of October 1st, 2016.

Price cut approved for Renewable Natural Gas

In early August, the BC utilities commission approved a cut in the price of Renewable Natural Gas purchased by gas customers. BC Sustainable Energy Association and Sierra Club BC supported the move in a lengthy proceeding initiated by natural gas utility FortisBC Energy Inc.

BCSEA Chapters show continued strength at Kinder Morgan Meetings

As the TMX Ministerial Panel made its way across British Columbia this summer, holding consultation meetings on Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, three of BCSEA’s Chapters spoke of our belief that Canada has no need for expanded pipeline capacity and should instead focus on a transition to clean, renewable energy.