November 30, 2009
The BC Government announced today that it wants to hear from the public about its ideas on the future of clean and renewable energy in British Columbia.
The Green Energy Advisory Task Force met for the first time over two days at the end of last week and it now invites submissions from the public on any of the four task force groups topics:
- clean energy procurement and regulatory reform;
- carbon pricing, trading and clean energy export market development;
- community engagement and First Nations partnerships; and
- clean energy resource development.
November 20, 2009
Following up on the BC Government’s August 2009 throne speech and the Premier’s announcement on November 2, 2009, today, the BC Government announced the members of, and the terms of reference for, BC’s Green Energy Advisory Task Force.
I am very pleased to have been appointed to be a part of a team that will advance BC’s long-term vision for green energy.
November 17, 2009
BC Hydro announced today that it has narrowed the field of proponents for its 2008 Clean Power Call and intends to award EPA’s in December.
According to BC Hydro’s press release, of the 68 proposals submitted in the response to the Call:
- 21 were eliminated either through proponent withdrawal, they did not meet the CPC requirements or were considered too high a risk;
- 13 were identified as the most cost-effective and are now moving forward with direct post-proposal discussions with BC Hydro with the goal of signing electricity purchase agreements (EPA’s); and
- 34 still remain possible, provided the proposals are made more cost-effective.