Announcing the 2020 Climate & Energy Action Award Nominees!

The Community Energy Association, BC Hydro, FortisBC, Province of BC, Real Estate Foundation of BC and the Union of BC Municipalities are pleased to present the outstanding applications for the 2020 Climate & Energy Action Awards. We commend the strong leadership and bold action taken by our communities. Congratulations to all our nominees and best…

Policy Insights for COVID Job Creation

The COVID-19 pandemic is not like any other recession. Job losses have been steeper & deeper and have been felt most in specific industries and by certain demographics. So as we begin the thoughtful journey to build back better, it’s imperative we implement solutions that are reflective of this unique situation. Given where we are…

The Opportunity of Here and Now: Local Governments and a Green Recovery

On May 14th, Community Energy Association (CEA) and the BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council (BCMCLC) hosted an online dialogue called The Opportunity of Here and Now: Local Governments and a Green Recovery. The online dialogue was a forum for local government elected officials, staff and others to discuss the opportunities for leveraging local climate action for a green recovery. CEA…

Apply Now for the 2020 Climate and Energy Action Awards

Celebrate your community’s accomplishments in taking climate action with planning and implementation projects. Apply now for a 2020 Climate and Energy Action Award. The Awards recognize the efforts of communities of all sizes across BC in reducing community and corporate greenhouse gas emissions, as well as leadership in climate change adaptation. Apply today by downloading…

BC Step Code Introduction Video

Whether you are an elected official, a builder or a tradesperson, it’s important you know what the BC Energy Step Code is, and how the Province of BC is supporting the transition to net zero ready new building construction. The BC Energy Step Code will be a mandatory compliance path by 2022. It will require a…

New 2020 Funding Guide

CEA is pleased to release the 2020 edition of Funding Your Community Energy and Climate Change Initiatives: A Funding Guide for BC Local Governments. It features more than 40 funding programs that support local government energy planning, energy efficiency measures, renewable energy projects and sustainable transportation initiatives.

Building a Legacy Videos Now Available

Why is home energy efficiency important and how can it be achieved in every new build? The Community Energy Association has created several short videos through the “Building a Legacy” initiative to address this question. Each video is now available to view on CEA’s YouTube channel. These new “Building A Legacy” productions, created in the…

CEA Employment Opportunity: Community Energy Analyst

The Community Energy Association is hiring a Community Energy Analyst. This role supports our teams working in urban planning and research, coaching and education, and turnkey implementation. Some of the things you can expect to be part of include: researching and modelling impacts of actions and policies (land use, transportation, new and existing buildings, waste,…

CEA Employment Opportunity: Community Energy Planner

The Community Energy Association is hiring a Community Energy Planner. This role supports our teams working in urban planning and research, coaching and education, and turnkey implementation. Some of the things you can expect to be part of include: supporting community policy development (land use, buildings, transportation / EV-ready, and waste) through our community energy…

CEA Employment Opportunity: Community Energy Coordinator

The Community Energy Association is hiring a Community Energy Coordinator. This position will support senior staff in coordinating workshops, board meetings, travel, communications and research, and administrative duties. This is an entry-level position with the potential to advance based on individual performance and organizational needs. To learn more about the duties of this position, desired…

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