Throne Speech: Energy, Sprawl, and Local Governments

News Release from the Community Energy Association Yesterday, the Lieutenant Governor, in her speech from the throne, outlined several energy-related initiatives and programs that will affect local governments and the services that they provide across British Columbia. Urban planning, buildings, landfills, transit, and infrastructure are all implicated. As Dale Littlejohn, a staff member of Community […]

CleanTech Minutes

Canada is a world leader in clean technologies. These technologies offer new and more effective ways to increase energy efficiency, use renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They are changing how Canadians live, work and produce energy. The Government of Canada and its industry partners are working to respond to growing global demand for […]

Power Smart h.e.l.p. Sheets

BC Hydro h.e.l.p. (Home Energy Learning Program) sheets provide valuable information on energy-efficient improvements you can undertake, from appliances to heating. Click on the links below to download the brochures. Appliances It’s Power Smart to buy ENERGY STAR® [PDF, 138 Kb] Use energy-efficient appliances in your home [PDF, 282 Kb] ENERGY STAR® labelled, front-loading clothes washers [PDF, 160 […]

Energy Savings Plan Pilot Launched

NEWS RELEASE Energy Savings Plan Pilot launched to test impact of additional incentives toward more energy efficient buildings in BC Pilot delivery team contract awarded to partnership of City Green, Sustainable Building Centre and Homeworks Victoria B.C. – A new Energy Savings Plan pilot program ( in B.C. will provide a one-stop resource for energy […]