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Highlighting Indigenous Leadership: Kwatuuma Cole Sayers and Minister Josie Osborne Share the Stage at This Year’s Indigenous Partnership Success Showcase

PRESS RELEASE Vancouver, BC – June 4, 2024 – The Clean Energy Association of British Columbia (CEBC) is excited to announce that Kwatuuma Cole Sayers, Executive Director of CEBC, will be participating in this year’s Indigenous Partnership Success Showcase. Join…

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GENERATE 2024: BC’s Premier Clean Energy Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow

PRESS RELEASE Vancouver, BC – May 22, 2024 – The Clean Energy Association of British Columbia (CEBC) is thrilled to announce that GENERATE 2024, the province’s largest and most anticipated clean energy conference, begins tomorrow. Taking place from May 23-24,…

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Important Update: Change in GENERATE Conference Panel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, BC – May 22, 2024  Dear Colleagues, It is with our sincere thoughts and prayers that we inform you of an unforeseen change to one of our panels at this year’s upcoming GENERATE 2024 conference. Unfortunately,…

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Clean Energy Association of British Columbia Honours Yuho Okada’s Leadership, Welcomes Colleen Giroux-Schmidt as New Chair, and Advocates for Clean Energy Opportunities Amid BC Hydro’s Call for Power

Vancouver, British Columbia, May 14, 2024 – Clean Energy Association of British Columbia (CEBC) extends its sincere gratitude to Yuho Okada, President, Barkley Project Group, for his exceptional leadership as Chair of the Board of Directors over the last six…

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Clean Energy Association of British Columbia Backs Federal-Provincial Collaboration on Expanded Heat Pump Program

Vancouver, British Columbia, May 13, 2024“We commend today’s joint announcement by both federal and provincial governments regarding the expanded heat pump program. This initiative underscores a profound commitment to combating climate change and supporting British Columbians in reducing home-energy expenses…

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34th AGM

Dear Member, Clean Energy BC’s 34th AGM is in-person and will commence at 7:15am on May 24th, the secondday of GENERATE2024, in the Mackenzie Room at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, located at 1601Bayshore Drive, Vancouver. We invite you to join…

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GENERATE2024 Workshops Related to Financing + Funding of First Nations-led and Partnered Projects

Clean Energy BC (CEBC) is pleased to announce two workshops at GENERATE2024 related to financing and funding for First Nations-led and partnered projects in the Call for Power and the $140 million BCICEI program at New Relationship Trust (NRT).On May…

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Deadline for Board of Director Nominations

Friendly reminder – the deadline to submit nominations for Clean Energy BC’s (CEBC) Board of Directors is April 22nd. The nomination form must be seconded/signed by five members in good standing (DocuSign is fine) and be accompanied by a bio that will…

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CEBC Invited by Minister Josie Osborne and BC Hydro President/CEO Chris O’Riley to Take Part in Call for Power Announcement

Today (April 3, 2024), Clean Energy BC (CEBC) Executive Director Kwatuuma Cole Sayers joined Minister Josie Osborne, BC Hydro President and CEO Chris O’Riley, Cody Gatzke Local 258 IBEW, and Merran Smith President of New Economy Canada for BC Hydro’s…

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Call for Power Announcement

Today, April 3, 2024, BC Hydro has announced that they have issued the 2024 Call for Power. Request for Proposals (RFP) documents, schedules and other information are now available.The deadline for RFP submissions is September 16, 2024. Related information can…

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GENERATE2024 Awards, Scholarship and Student Poster Competition Information

Awards As in years past, GENERATE will include an Awards Presentation to acknowledge individuals and communities making great strides in the clean energy realm. Four Award Categories: Environmental Stewardship & Community Improvement Award  This award recognizes exceptional accomplishments on the…

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Executive Director Kwatuuma Cole Sayers Speaks to Challenges BC is Facing Regarding Power and the Need for Energy Diversification on CBC and CKNW

On March 12th, Kwatuuma Cole Sayers was invited to offer his perspective in live radio and television interviews regarding challenges BC is facing regarding power with respect to possible drought conditions this year as well as the need for energy…

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Canada Infrastructure Bank Announces Loan Package For Indigenous Equity In BC Call For Power

Yesterday, March 12, 2024, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) announced that they reached an agreement with BC Hydro to provide Indigenous loan packages to winning bidders in BC’ Call for Power. “For several months, BC Hydro and the CIB have been…

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News Release: BCUC Accepts BC Hydro’s Integrated Resource Plan

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Clean Energy BC’s Response to British Columbia’s Budget and Fiscal Plan 2024/25-2026/27

Victoria, BC – Clean Energy Association of British Columbia (CEBC) welcomes British Columbia’s Budget 2024 that invests in a clean, inclusive economy. Budget 2024 invests in electrification infrastructure that supports British Columbians to transition to a low-carbon economy. This includes…

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Clean Energy BC’s Response to Change in Clean Energy Act

Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) welcomes British Columbia’s updates to the Clean Energy Act by adding several key objectives.  Among the objectives are to prioritize affordability for rate payers and to ensure B.C. Hydro acquires enough electricity to meet B.C.’s long-term climate…

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Notes from February 13, 2024 Session with Hon. Nathan Cullen, Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship Regarding Proposed Changes to the Land Act

Government Attendees Minister Nathan Cullen, Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship (WLRS) Deputy Minister Lori Halls, WLRS Assistant Deputy Minister Colin Ward, WLRS Deputy Minister Doug Caul, Premier’s Office Parliamentary Secretary Fin Donnelly, Watershed Restoration Deputy Minister Tom McCarthy,... Read More

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BC Hydro’s Information Session Presentation for First Nations and Illustrative Evaluation Price Adjuster Formulas

Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) and ElectricityPurchase Agreement (EPA) documentsInformation Session for First NationsJanuary 16, 2024 EVALUATION PRICE ADJUSTER FORMULASRevised: January 17, 2024…

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Clean Energy BC’s Response to Government’s Announcement of BC Hydro’s New 10-Year Capital Plan

January 17, 2024  The Clean Energy Association of British Columbia (CEBC) commends Premier David Eby and the Government of British Columbia on the announcement of significant new investment to build out British Columbia’s electricity system. This is a positive step…

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Call for Power BC Hydro Update

BC Hydro plans to issue a competitive call for power in the Spring of 2024. Prior to the issuing, they will continue to engage with First Nations, Independent Power Producers (the business community) and other stakeholders on their plan to…

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Save the Date ~ GENERATE 2024

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Summary ~ BC Hydro’s November Workshop Presentation

BC Hydro has completed Phase 2 Engagement Package B workshops focusing on First Nations Economic Participation Model, draft EPA Term Sheet, and draft RFP key terms. Presentation slides Feedback Questionnaire…

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Lobby Day Summary

Clean Energy BC is proud to have organized and executed a highly successful Lobby Day on November 21st in Victoria.In-person meetings were had with Premier David Eby, Hon. George Heyman, Environment + Climate Change Strategy, Hon. Josie Osborne, Energy Mines + […]

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Delivering Affordable and Clean Power to Meet BC’s Needs

Recent claims from ex-bureaucrat miss the mark when it comes to clean energy costs, writes Kwatuuma Cole Sayers Our province is entering a new era of clean energy development. With rapidly growing demand from the electrification of transportation, business, and…

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First Nations Energy Summit November 6th Speakers

Clean Energy BC is honoured to announce that Mark Jaccard, Honorable Josie Osborne and Chris O’Riley will all be speaking at the First Nations Energy Summit on November 6th, 2023. Mr O’Riley will present at 9:30am. Mr Jaccard will offer…

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October 2023 Update After IRP Proceeding Hearings

Executive Director, Kwatuuma Cole Sayers, expert witness Travis Lusney and legal counsel Gavin Fitch represented CEBC at the Oral Hearing on Intervener Evidence (on Load Forecast issue only) on Oct 12 and 13. Notes from the hearing: Presentations reviewed the steps […]

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Announcement of Keynote Speaker at the First Nations Energy Summit

Clean Energy BC is very excited to announce that Honourable Josie Osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, will be keynote speaker of the First Nations Energy Summit in Vancouver on November 6th at 12:30pm. Venue: The Westin Bayshore…

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The Westin Bayshore Hotel ~ First Nations Energy Summit

First Nations Energy Summit attendees wanting to book a guest room at the Westin Bayshore Hotel (conference venue), can call (604) 682-3377 or go to their website.…

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BC Hydro’s Summary Report of Engagements with First Nations and IPPs

Regarding the 2024 Call for Power, BC Hydro has completed an Engagement Summary Report for Phase 1 of their engagement process that features an overview of what they’ve done and what they’ve heard from First Nations and the IPP industry.…

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Lobby Day for CEBC Members ~ Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023

Clean Energy BC (CEBC) is excited to announce that planning for a Lobby Day on November 21st in Victoria, BC is underway. Lobby Day will allow for a delegation of CEBC members to attend different meetings with government officials. A certain number of the delegates will be able to attend […]

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First Nations Energy Summit ~ Early Bird tix Now on Sale

Clean Energy BC is excited to announce that Early Bird tix for the First Nations Energy Summit are now on sale! This conference will be held at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver on November 6 + 7, 2023. Address:…

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Government Engagement Opportunity for Members

Dear Member,Clean Energy BC (CEBC) cordially invites you to attend a reception with key government officials on the evening of Tuesday, November 21st.The reception will take place in the North Pender Island Room at the Hotel Grand Pacific from 7:15-9:00pm. Address: 463 Belleville St. Victoria, BC.  Invitees to the reception […]

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SAVE THE DATE ~ First Nations Energy Summit

First Nations Energy Summit November 6 + 7, 2023 The Westin Bayshore Hotel Vancouver, BC Details to be added soon.…

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Congratulations to the Ktunaxa, Secwépemc and Syilx Okanagan Nations

Congratulations to the Ktunaxa, Secwépemc and Syilx Okanagan Nations. Each Nation will benefit from new interim agreements that share revenue generated from the Columbia River Treaty for over four years. A fantastic precedent! Click on the button below to see…

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BC Hydro’s Presentation of the Call for Power July 6th Info Session

Dear CEBC Member, On June 29th and July 6th, BC Hydro held First Nations and IPP information sessions regarding the upcoming Call for Power. Today, BC Hydro published a presentation of those two meetings and Clean Energy BC is pleased […]

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BC Hydro Call for Power: Consultation + Engagement

Dear Clean Energy BC Members, Below please find a summary of the BC Hydro Call for Power information session held on July 6th, 2023. The summary has been provided to CEBC by Global  Public Affairs and is being shared with […]

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June Update ~ Government Engagement and GENERATE 2023

Clean Energy BC has had a busy June advocating for the clean energy industry with government officials and bringing industry professionals together. In June, Executive Director, Kwatuuma Cole Sayers and Board Chair, Yuho Okada had meaningful discussions with three provincial…

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Clean Energy BC’s Response to Government’s Clean Power Call Announcement 

June 16, 2023 Vancouver, B.C. – Clean Energy BC (CEBC) congratulates the BC Government for moving forward to renew investment in clean energy, and for introducing initiatives to support First Nations participation and ownership in BC’s clean energy sector. Yesterday […]

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Field Trip Add-on to GENERATE 2023

Clean Energy BC is excited to announce that a field trip to two in-operation project sites, at Upper + Lower Mamquam River, has been added to the GENERATE2023 agenda on June 11th.Details:– Guided tours (by the operators) of project sites…

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Invitation and Travel Support for First Nations to Attend GENERATE 2023

The Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) would like to invite First Nations in British Columbia to attend our annual Generate conference taking place June 12-13th at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. CEBC is pleased to announce that we are able to provide financial assistance…

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Nominations Request

Know Someone who deserves recognition for achievements in the clean energy sector in BC? THEN NOMINATE THEM!

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

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33RD AGM

Dear Clean Energy BC Members, Please save the date for the 33rd Annual General Meeting of our membership on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 12:30pm. This meeting will be in-person on the second day of the Generate conference at the…

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BC Hydro 2021 IRP Update for Members April 2023

CEBC has taken an active role in intervening on BC Hydro’s 2021 Integrated Resource Plan (2021 IRP), which is before the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) for approval. CEBC has raised a number of issues with BC Hydro’s plan, including the […]

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CEBC Member Newsletter April 2023

Message from Executive Director Hello CEBC Members, I would like to begin my first address as Executive Director by thanking you for your membership and continuing support. It has been a busy and productive time since I joined CEBC. First, […]

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32ND AGM

  32nd Annual General Meeting

CLEAN ENERGY ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (the “Society”) Save the Date for the 32nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday, December 6th, 202210:00am to 12:00pm.

Dear Clean Energy BC Members: Please save the date for our 32nd Annual General Meeting of our…

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CEBC Board of Directors Announce Leadership Transition

October 17, 2022 Vancouver, BC Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Territories The Board of Directors of the Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) today announces that Executive Director Laureen Whyte has departed her role, effective Oct 6th, and Kwatuuma Cole Sayers…

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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 […]

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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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