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BCSEA Response to the CleanBC Plan

February 8, 2019
Tom Hackey, BCSEA's Policy Advisor
CleanBC: a big step forward for climate action in BC

The BC Sustainable Energy Association commends the Government of BC for CleanBC, its latest update to BC’s climate action plan.

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Summary highlights:

Solar on a Strata – Over Three Years

Note: This is another entry in the 'Solar on a Strata' blog series. I haven't done a blog entry since September 2016, because there isn't much to report. The system continues to produce electricity every day, without maintenance. Here are some details: 

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Monthly Electricity Output to June 30, 2018 - Graph by Bruce Mackenzie

DEC joins BCSEA in the fight for a clean energy future in BC.

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The BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) is proud to welcome Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC) as a new member of the association.

Energy Connections 2017 - Closing the day with Session Four

A culmination of all of the day’s sessions, Session Four will take an inspiring spin on addressing the barriers that are limiting the potential of many small communities across BC. Beginning with a pragmatic approach to the reality of limited finances and collective will, our panel of esteemed speakers will demonstrate the current avenues and opportunities to bring about change in your community.

Competing visions of climate action – let the contest begin

screen_shot_2017-02-08_at_9.35.19_pm.pngWith Clean Growth Climate Action, the BC New Democrats have just announced their intention to weigh in seriously on climate action and renewable energy transition in BC.

What's Renewable about Biogas?

Renewable Natural Gas. Those unfamiliar with the concept might initially think of it as an oxymoron. “How can natural gas be renewable?” you might ask. The major difference lies in timescales. While renewable natural gas can be produced from last weekend’s leftover brunch, conventional natural gas could be derived from an ancient, decomposing pterodactyl. Confused? Read on.

Utility not allowed to kick out net metering customers

The BC utilities commission ruled in late December 2016 that FortisBC can’t turf existing electricity net metering customers from the program just because they regularly sell more electricity to the utility than they buy from it.

Alert Bay Community Solar Project, with Hakai Energy Solutions

The Village of Alert Bay is situated on Cormorant Island at the northern terminus of Johnstone Strait. Like other remote villages located in Coastal BC they have contributed deeply to BC’s resource-based economy, and share their heritage with the First Nation People.

Celebrating Everyday Sustainable Energy Superheroes

Free Exhibition Opens January 14 at Kamloops Art Gallery

The Kamloops Chapter of the BC Sustainable Energy Association is proudly showcasing people who use sustainable energy resources and functions on a regular basis, in the Everyday Sustainable Energy Superheroes Exhibition.