BC businesses join call for a stronger carbon tax

In an open letter to BC Premier Christy Clark, businesses and conservation groups argue that reducing carbon will benefit the economy.

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Vancouver 2010 Olympics earn bronze for climate action

The Vancouver 2010 Olympics have made the podium with a bronze medal for their efforts to reduce the event’s climate impact, according to a climate scorecard released today by the David Suzuki Foundation. Achievements of the 2010 Olympics include building energy-efficient venues, using clean-energy sources, relying on public transit during the Games, and offsetting part…

BCSEA Webinar: Solar Hot Water

Solar hot water heating is mainstream in Europe.  The BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) states that, “plans [are] afoot that by 2030, 50% of Europe’s space heating needs will be met by stored solar thermal energy”. SolarBC’s Nitya Harris and BCSEA’s Guy Dauncey will explain what’s happening with solar water heating, how solar thermal systems…

CanWEA voices support for BC’s push for renewable energy

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) voiced its support for the BC Government’s continued desire to pursue new renewable energy projects as evidenced by Minister Lekstrom’s, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, response to the recent ruling by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) on the Long Term Acquisition Plan proposed by BC Hydro.

Two green-focused companies form strategic partnership

WorkCabin, Canada’s professional green careers site, and Renewable Recruits, a British Columbia-based renewable energy promotion and recruiting firm, both launched in April 2007 and have quickly established themselves as progressive and innovative companies in the growing green economy.