Climate & Energy Priorities in BC Ministry Mandate Letters & UBCM Resolutions

Premier John Horgan has released Ministry Mandate Letters to Cabinet Ministers to guide their term in public office. These letters outline the key priorities of each ministry and include ones that pertain to climate change action and energy. While the full mandate letters are available on the Province of BC website, the Community Energy Association has…

Celebrating 2017 CEA Award Applicants

The Community Energy Association, Province of BC, BC Hydro, Fortis BC, Real Estate Foundation of BC, and Union of BC Municipalities are pleased to announce the 15 outstanding applications for the 2017 Climate & Energy Action Awards. Winners in each of the three categories will be announced at the UBCM Convention in Vancouver on September…

Congratulations to the Village of Lumby

CEA welcomes the Village of Lumby as BC’s newest member in the FCM-ICLEI Partners for Climate Protection program (PCP), a national program supporting over 320 communities in advancing local climate change work. Lumby is a small but vibrant community of 1,800 people, located near the Monashee Mountains in the north Okanagan region. The Village has just…

CEA Offers Team of Regional Climate Advisors

The team at the Community Energy Association are now recognized regional climate advisors with FCM-ICLEI Partners for Climate Protection program (PCP). As advisors for BC and Yukon, our team will deliver tailored resources and one on one support to PCP members to help advance their commitments to climate action. The following CEA announcement introduces our…

Community Energy Implementation Framework

QUEST, Community Energy Association and Sustainable Prosperity have just released a new tool, the Community Energy Implementation Framework, to help communities move Community Energy Plans from vision to implementation. The framework contains 10 strategies that provide advice on political, staff and stakeholder engagement; staff and financial capacity; and embedding energy into local government plans and processes. Laid out…

2016 CEA Award Winners & Applicants

The Honourable Mary Polak, Minister of Environment presented awards recognizing the leadership of the cities of North Vancouver, Coquitlam and Kimberley at the Union of BC Municipalities convention. “B.C. communities are key partners in the fight against climate change,” said Minister Polak. “These awards highlight the innovative actions communities are taking to achieve a sustainable…