Message from our Board Director - Paul Rasmussen

As we begin to leave winter behind and head into our spring and summer, the BC Sustainable Energy Association is looking to ramp up our work focusing on positive solutions to our climate crisis.   This has been our mission since our founding in 2003, and we are no different today!  In 2023, BCSEA will continue our Cool-It! Climate Leadership Leadership program which has been delivering climate education to BC students in grades 4-7 for more than a decade and has expanded to many BC High Schools in the last few years. The program continues to grow every year, and we’re now looking at ways to expand our programming to the general public.  In the meantime, learn more  here about lowering your carbon emissions.

Moving toward a BC powered by 100% renewable energy is not just about BC residents voluntarily cutting their emissions. To get there, we need policy changes too, and a genuine renewable energy policy is an equally important part of what BCSEA seeks to achieve. On that front, BCSEA continues to be involved intervening in proceedings before the BC Utilities Commission through our BCUC interventions team comprised of Bill Andrews and Tom Hackney.  Our Policy Corner has more information on our recent interventions.  We are considering ways to involve our volunteers in strenghening BCSEA policy around sustainable energy, and we hope to make some announcements about this initiative later in the year.

Finally, BCSEA is continuing with our free webinars for the general public. On February 14th, we presented our first webinar of 2023 on Community Solar and Power Purchase Agreements in BC. If you missed this webinar and are a member of BCSEA, you can find the recording through the member portal.  We will be continuing to present interesting webinars all year and you will receive updates about these in our newsletters and emails.

BCSEA is a small organization that does a lot with limited resources. If you are a current member, donor, or volunteer, thank you! You make what we do possible. If you are not a member or donor you can become one by visiting our website at and click on Support Us.