New Member Announcement

DEC Welcomes the BC Sustainable Energy Association
March 1st, 2017

DEC is excited to have the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) as its newest member.

British Columbia has abundant renewable energy sources. There is a great opportunity for collaboration and innovation to meet the province’s growing energy demands with clean, renewable energy.

We will work closely with the BCSEA to collaborate and support initiatives that bring environmental benefits through decentralised energy systems. We are excited to work with Jessica McIlroy, Executive Director, BCSEA, and her team, who are very knowledgeable and passionate about renewable energy and energy efficiency.

"We have enjoyed working with DEC so far on the national Green Energy Doors Open campaign and look forward to investigating further opportunities for collaboration," Jessica McIlroy, Executive Director of the BCSEA. "Address energy needs across provincial lines is an important piece of building a low-carbon economy for all of Canada."

The BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) is a member-based, non-profit organisation that supports the sustainable production, distribution, and consumption of energy in British Columbia and beyond. The association collaborates with governments, industry, universities and other institutions, other non-governmental organisations, and citizens to put in place the conditions needed to accelerate the province’s transition to a lower-carbon economy.

The BCSEA develops and undertakes educational programs, policy advocacy, public outreach and energy planning in the following areas:

Chapter Outreach: BCSEA’s five chapters; Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops, Okanagan and South Peace, directly interact with their member constituencies, volunteers and members of the public. They host events, engage the public with community projects and extend BCSEA’s reach across BC. BCSEA’s chapters allow the association to enjoy the unique position of engaging and interacting with members across the province.

Advance Renewable Energy Generation: BCSEA strives to demonstrate that clean energy is a significant economic driver offering benefits to all British Columbians.BCSEA endeavours to build and maintain citizen support for the clean energy industry and foster conditions under which government can take further action to support the sector.

Advance Energy Conservation and Efficiency: BCSEA creates and supports projects and initiatives that educate citizens to the benefits of conservation and efficiency.

Advance Low-Carbon Passenger Transportation: With transport contributing 39% of the province’s overall GHG emissions, BCSEA reinforces the policies and leadership that incentivise and accelerate zero-emission options.