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Norway vs. British Columbia: The Great Electric Vehicle Race

Update; March 2015: Norway now has 45,500 EVs. 15% of all new vehicles are electric, and there are 6,000 EV charging stations.

I wish I could have traveled to Norway to research this story—but the Solar Impulse 2, which is on a round-the-world flight with solar-covered wings wider than a Boeing 747—only has room for the pilot.

Norway and British Columbia are very similar. Both have rugged ocean coasts, mountainous terrains and ample hydro electricity, allowing 95% zero-carbon electricity in BC and 100% in Norway. They also have similar populations, with 4.4 million people in BC and 5 million in Norway.

But when it comes to electric cars, is there ever a difference.

BCSEA and CIET Collaborate on Energy Training Programs

October 22, 2013
BCSEA News

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).

Kamloops Chapter - 100 Debates on Environment

October 15, 2019
BCSEA Kamloops Chapter

On October 3, 2019, the Kamloops Chapter of the BCSEA and Transitions Kamloops co-hosted a non-partisan debate at the Thompson Rivers University. The debate’s topic was the environment and all seven candidates were present, which made for a lively evening punctuated by valuable ideas, laughter and promises which we hope to see materialized in sustainable projects down the road.

Fairfield Gonzales Climate Action Meeting, October 10

October 14, 2019
BCSEA Victoria Chapter

On October 10th, the Victoria Chapter teamed up with the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association to host a meeting focused on local action and the City of Victoria’s Climate Leadership Plan.

Last year, the City of Victoria finalized its ambitious plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions and switch the community to 100% renewable energy use. The City is now working out the details of how to achieve this energy revolution. We think they will need everyone’s help to make it work.

2019 Federal Election Candidate Questionnaire

October 14, 2019
BCSEA Victoria Chapter

Thirty candidates are vying for the four local constituencies of:

Victoria,
Saanich-Gulf Islands,
Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke and
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

If you want to support a candidate committed to climate action and sustainable energy, our questionnaire may help.

We focus on “green” spending and subsidies because tax dollar spending is one of the most powerful ways the federal government affects climate and energy policy. We also address support for municipal climate action planning and moving to a green economy.

Kamloops Chapter

October 11, 2019
Kamloops Chapter

On October 3, 2019, the Kamloops Chapter of the BCSEA and Transitions Kamloops co-hosted a non-partisan debate at the Thompson Rivers University. The debate’s topic was the environment and all seven candidates were present, which made for a lively evening punctuated by valuable ideas, laughter and promises which we hope to see materialized in sustainable projects down the road.

Getting the Sustainable Energy word Out

October 11, 2019
Victoria BCSEA Chapter

This September has been busy for the Victoria Chapter, telling people about our programs and advocating for a sustainable energy transformation.

On Saturday the 21st, we had our table at the Fall Fairfield family oriented event.

Message from the Board Chair

Message from the Board Chair

Greetings to my fellow sustainable energy ... enthusiasts?  Evangelists? True believers? The BCSEA is a unique organization in the sustainable energy field.  We are not clean energy producers, nor are we building system experts.  While many of us are engineers or technical experts in our professional capacities, that's not we do within the BCSEA.