Tag: British Columbia



Student Challenge Recipient: Jessica Bekker

We recently held a Student Challenge asking post-secondary students to submit 200-300 word blogs describing their interest in wind energy and its importance, and outlining how attendance at the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) Western Forum 2015 event would benefit them, their community or their campus. (more…)

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Student Challenge: Your chance to attend a professional wind power event in western Canada!

Students, here is your chance to attend a professional wind power event in western Canada!




Watt’s Happening: Greening the grid

By Don Pettit


Readers may be expecting, as promised, an update on my recently completed 5.6 kilowatt solar power array that is sitting up on my roof waiting for an electrical inspection. Well, I’m still waiting, but it is close. Very close. (more…)



The Fresh Dirt on W. Canada’s Wind Energy Fortunes

Blog originally posted April 2014 on Terra1 Renewables by Randolph Seibold.

The reality is hard to paint in warm colours; If the governments of Alberta and BC don’t get serious about drafting policies that offer security for new renewable energy, specifically wind power construction, this industry in the short and medium term may fade away here. (more…)



Watt’s Happening: The Road to Hope

By Don Pettit

The Peace Region has attracted a lot of attention lately. We’re talking big energy here: natural gas fracking, new coal mines and more mega-dams on the Peace River. It all comes with quite a load of controversy, and the world is taking notice. (more…)



Future of Wind Energy in BC

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
Bill Reid Gallery, 639 Hornby Street
Vancouver, Canada

Join us on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at the Bill Reid Gallery, 639 Hornby Street in Vancouver, for a discussion about the future of wind energy in British Columbia. Hosted by BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) Vancouver Chapter and Canadian Wind Energy Association (more…)



British Columbia can significantly limit anticipated increases in GHG emissions

  Wind energy is well positioned to limit huge increases in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that would result from powering new industrial developments with fossil fuels, according to a new report by the Pembina Institute. The report, GHG Reductions from Enhanced Electrification of Potential New Industrial Demand in British Columbia, finds that clean energy sources such as wind could reduce annual GHG emissions by as much as 8.86 MT CO2eq by 2025 – or the equivalent of converting nearly 2 million passenger cars and trucks into zero-emission vehicles.