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Sustainable Development

BCSEA Kamloops Speaks Up On Trans Mountain Pipeline

Why would another pipeline be needed when we’re in the beginning stages of a global transition to renewable energy?  That’s what the Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA Kamloops) has said in its letter to the National Energy Board (NEB).  We invite you to read the attached letter with its two appendices, below.

The 2040 Climate Imperative

Zero Emissions by 2040


The slides from a public presentation on The 2040 Imperative can be found on Slideshare

Part 1: The Complete Phase-out of Fossil Fuels in Canada by 2040

The mathematics of the climate crisis is easy to understand once you have the key numbers. And those numbers lead to some clear and compelling conclusions.

2015: Will candidates be listening?

Welcome to 2015!

2015 is shaping up to be a year of resolution for BC and Canada in energy. This is the year we should know if BC’s hyped LNG export scheme will finally see daylight before its supposed “opportunity window” slams shut due to competitive and price pressures. We’ll also learn whether shovels will turn for BC Hydro’s Peace River Site C dam megaproject, or if legal challenges will tug it into a side-channel.

BCSEA Kamloops brings Gil Peñalosa to CommUnity Innovation Lab - February 3-5, 2015

Gil Penalosa

Gil Peñalosa has a simple rule: If you create a city that’s good for an 8 year old and good for an 80 year old, you will create a successful city for everyone. This is an 8-80 City.  The Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) is thrilled to be sponsoring Gil Peñalosa’s visit to Kamloops as part of the CommUnity Innovation Lab (CIL) February 3-5, 2015. 

Canada’s Green Energy Sector Now Employs More People Than Its Tar Sands

December 2, 2014
Climate Progress

Between 2009 and 2013, employment in Canada’s clean energy sector increased by 37% — meaning it now supplies more jobs than the country’s infamous tar sands, according to the new report Tracking the Energy Revolution — by Clean Energy Canada, a climate think tank.

The Five Most Important Climate Solutions for City Councils in BC

1. Make a Sustainable Transportation Commitment

to aim for zero-carbon local transportation by creating ‘complete streets’ designed for all users, walkable neighbourhoods, and a world-class cycling environment; and by adopting world-class policies for transportation demand management, transit, ride-sharing, car-sharing, electric vehicles and freight.

There are great examples of pedestrian streets and centres in Europe. In Copenhagen, 36% of commute and school trips are made by bike; Bogota and Curitiba have shown the way for bus rapid transport; San Diego is showing the way for electric vehicles.

The BCSEA’s AGM in Vancouver: What Did You Miss?

You missed a wet and stormy afternoon, and a gathering of keen BCSEA members - less those from Victoria who got stuck on the Island when the ferries stopped running.

Join us for our 2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - November 2, 2013

The 2013 Annual General Meeting of the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) will be held at UBC Robson Square - 800 Robson Street, Vancouver British Columbia – on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1:45pm. We welcome all BCSEA members and members of the general public to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

The purpose of our AGM is to present our Annual Report, invite questions and feedback from our members, and re- elect/elect members to our Board of Directors. The meeting agenda, Annual Report, and Financial Statements will be available on the BCSEA website at http://www.bcsea.org/get-involved/events/2013/11/02/bcsea-annual-general...

Grateful for a lot of help from our friends

Here at the Kamloops Chapter of the BCSEA, we have a lot to be grateful for. This fall, unexpected gifts remind us of how much support we're seeing for our message and our work.