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…

The Successful Energy Star for New Homes Builder Workshops Series

In an effort to support homebuilders with becoming certified to build ENERGY STAR New Homes, the Community Energy Association coordinated 13 Energy Star for New Homes Builder Workshops from November 2016 to April 2017. Workshops took place in: Invermere, Fernie, Cranbrook, Surrey, Victoria, Prince George, Kamloops, Chilliwack, Nelson, Rossland, Grand Forks, Burnaby, and Campbell River. With agendas and…

Apply Now for a Climate & Energy Action Award

Apply now and receive the recognition your community deserves. Find out more by clicking on the invitation and short application form below. The 2017 awards will be presented at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Vancouver in September. Winners and honourable mentions will also be profiled in the December 2017 edition of Municipal World magazine. Applications close…

ENERGY STAR® for New Homes: Builder Workshops *New locations added*

There is still time to register for the upcoming spring 2017 ENERGY STAR for New Homes workshops. In the fall of 2017 CEA hosted 5 very successful workshops in BC to support homebuilders with becoming certified to build ENERGY STAR New Homes. In the winter and spring of 2017, we will be facilitating 6 more of…

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…

BC Mayors Weigh In on Climate Plan

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 BC MAYORS WEIGH IN ON BC’S CLIMATE PLAN VICTORIA – The BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council (BCMCLC) met with three BC Ministers and a number of MLAs from all provincial parties to discuss collaboration on the urgent issue of climate change. Local governments across BC directly or indirectly influence 56% of…

Celebrating 2016 Climate & Energy 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 20 outstanding applications for the 2016 Climate & Energy Action Awards. Winners in each category will be announced at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Victoria on Wednesday, September…

BCIT & CEA Launch New Online Education Partnership to Meet Demand for Sustainable Community Energy Management

For immediate release (Thursday, December 10, 2015) Vancouver: Community Energy Association (CEA) is partnering with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in 2016 to deliver the six online courses that qualify students to write CEA’s Community Energy Management certification exam. This initiative helps support the BCIT mission of preparing students to be job-ready and…

BC Mayors Endorse Climate Leadership Team Recommendations

VANCOUVER – The BC Mayors Climate Leadership Council (BCMCLC) welcomes the release of the recommendations from the Climate Leadership Team appointed by the province. In particular, BCMCLC enthusiastically supports the recommendations to increase the carbon tax at a predictable rate, the emphasis on public transit, biomass, clean energy vehicles, and the need to further advance…