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Clean Energy BC Awards: Call for Nominations

Do You Know Someone Who Deserves Special Recognition for Achievements in the Clean Energy Industry?

CEBC presents four annual awards recognizing individuals and companies that have excelled in their field of discipline. The awards will be presented during the Networking…

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CEBC Member Newsletter February 2022

BC's plan to meet its emission reductions targets under the 2015 Paris Agreement is on a path to fail, according to an analysis from several energy experts, produced by several experts at the University of British Columbia's Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) last month using...

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CEBC Member Newsletter January 2022

The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently issued its Canada 2022 Energy Policy Review, which includes “energy policy recommendations to help Canada effectively manage the transformation of its energy sector in line with its goals”...

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Clean Energy BC Secondary School Student Scholarship 2022

Thanks to the generous funding of Ecofish Research Ltd., the Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) is pleased to offer a scholarship of $2,000 to a student who is interested in pursuing a future in clean energy at a post-secondary institution...

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Indigenous-led Clean Fuels Projects: Natural Resources Canada Information Session

In April 2021, the federal budget re-affirmed an investment of $1.5 billion over five years to establish a Clean Fuels Fund to support new clean fuel production in Canada, including biomass and hydrogen. Natural Resources Canada is finalizing the design of Call...

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CEBC Member Newsletter November-December 2021

In a recent Business in Vancouver article, Clean Energy Canada Executive Director Merran Smith and special adviser Mark Zacharias emphasized that a radically retooled economic plan is required for BC to seize a first-mover advantage in the global economic transition. The article cites BC's well-educated, diverse workforce, access...

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CEBC Member Newsletter October 2021

On October 25, 2021 the province released its Roadmap to 2030 plan. The plan contains measures to close the emissions gap that remained from the announcement of CleanBC in 2018. The plan includes climate actions to achieve greenhouse gas emission reduction goals by 2030 and net zero emissions by...

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Invitation: Review TransLink’s Draft Transport 2050 Strategy

TransLink is leading the development of Transport 2050, Metro Vancouver's next 30-year transportation strategy. In 2019, during Phase 1, stakeholders shared values, concerns, priorities, and ideas for the future. Earlier this year, during Phase 2, Translink asked for input on goals and "three transformative actions"...

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2021 BC Hydro Electrification Plan: Clean Energy BC Response

On September 28th, 2021, Premier John Horgan announced BC Hydro’s low carbon Electrification Plan. The Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) welcomes the new plan as a step in the right direction, as it has been calling for the Government…

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CEBC Member Newsletter September 2021

The Generate 2021 Conference & First Nations Energy Summit offers a world-class line up of speakers from First Nations, organizations, governments, companies, and municipalities. Register now to attend panels with representatives from the...

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September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

CEBC will be closed on September 30 to observe this important day of learning, reflecting and honouring Indigenous peoples. Here we share a few ways to help deepen your understanding of Indigenous peoples and residential school history, and take part…

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CEBC Member Newsletter August 2021

Early bird registration for the Generate 2021 Conference is open until September 8th! Members can purchase discounted early bird and regular tickets for the conference and First Nations Energy Summit using a member discount code (provided upon request)...

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CEBC Submission on BC Hydro DRAFT 2021 Integrated Resource Plan

In July 2021, the Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) was invited to provide its perspectives and recommendations on the BC Hydro 2021 Draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)...

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Pembina Institute Report: First Nations’ leadership in BC’s renewable energy future

First Nations’ leadership in British Columbia’s renewable energy future: Finding a path forward The Pembina Institute released a report today on First Nations in the renewable energy industry. It projects that an electricity demand increase in the range of 10.9…

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CEBC Member Newsletter July 2021

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 18th annual Generate conference at the Hyatt Regency November 22nd to 24th this year. Rather than host an online Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June...

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Student Scholarship 2021 Winner Announcement

EcoFish Research and CEBC are excited to announce the winner of this year’s Clean Energy Student Scholarship: Rachel Hall!  Rachel Hall was awarded $1,000 for her exceptional dedication to clean energy & sustainability. We would like to thank EcoFish Research Ltd.,…

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2021 is the 25th annual National Indigenous Peoples Day!

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CEBC Member Newsletter June 2021

Clean Energy BC is pleased to announce that, based on current advice from the BC Provincial Health Office and our hotel partner, we plan to host in-person Generate 2021, the BC First Nations Energy Summit and the Operators’ Workshop in late November...

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Summary of Bill 17: Proposed Changes to Clean Energy Act

In June 2020, the NDP government proposed Bill 17 to amend the Clean Energy Act (2010). The clean energy industry, First Nations and several municipalities were particularly alarmed at the proposed amendment to remove the self-sufficiency requirement, which restricted the... Read More

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Renewable Energy for a Resilient Recovery

For many months now, the Province of BC has earned global recognition for its exemplary leadership in managing the Covid-19 pandemic. Now as we look forward, the path to economic recovery is clear. Across the province, nation and globe, there…

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Clean Energy BC Welcomes New Executive Director, Laureen Whyte

April 30, 2020 – Vancouver, British ColumbiaFor Immediate Release Clean Energy BC’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Laureen Whyte has been appointed the association’s new Executive Director. Ms. Whyte possesses over 25 years of experience in the…

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Why BC Should Reopen Clean Energy Opportunities for Indigenous Communities

A little more than a year ago, the BC government launched an inquiry into the regulation of Indigenous energy utilities and ordered the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) to provide recommendations on how Indigenous utilities should be regulated. The BCUC…

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COVID-19 Resources for the Clean Energy Sector

The CEBC team is here to support you throughout this ever-changing situation. Please find a list of resources below* that you may find helpful during this time. Our staff will continue to work hard by advocating for our members, a…

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CEBC’s Response to the BC Hydro Phase 2 Review Interim Report

Clean Energy BC (CEBC) welcomes the invitation from the Province of British Columbia to engage and provide feedback during the Phase 2 of the Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro. The Phase 2 Interim Report was released by the Province of…

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Budget 2020: Recommitting to CleanBC & Clean Energy BC’s Response

Clean Energy BC is encouraged by the continued financial support for CleanBC to assist with the energy transition, electrification and climate action. The province is providing an additional $419 million over three years to support reaching the targets set out…

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Electrification of BC White Paper 2018

Electrification of BC White Paper Release

In 2018, CEBC focused on producing the “Electrification of British Columbia” white paper. Electrification is the only major current solution and the government’s messaging is starting to echo this same message. BC Hydro and…

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