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Shifting Into (Electric) Gear

Steve Elder was born in New Zealand and lived there until he moved to sunny Los Angeles in the 1970s, eventually finding his way north to greater Vancouver, which he now calls home. However, summers spent vacationing at Christina Lake with his family is something that always brings back good memories for Steve. Perhaps that Continue reading

Biomass now heats community buildings in Old Masset

Old Masset Turns Up the Heat!

Energy/heat in the village of Old Masset on Northern Haida Gwaii, as in many remote BC First Nations and rural BC communities, has always been hugely expensive. On Haida Gwai, hydro is provided by diesel generation, and other heating fuels are barged in 100 kilometres across Hecta Strait, not only making them expensive but also giving Continue reading

Community forum on investing in clean energy coming to Nelson

A community forum on investing in clean energy coming to Nelson. Ever wonder how small towns manage to find the funds needed to kickstart innovative new ventures? Are you concerned about the West Kootenay’s environmental future? Then you won’t want to miss the third in the Forum Series of gathering on Thursday, April 6 in Continue reading

China Creek micro-hydro

China Creek Micro-Hydro — Hupacasath First Nation leads the green energy charge

The Hupacasath First Nation pioneered the development of a First Nation micro-hydro operation with the China Creek Micro-Hydro Power Plant that has been in operation since 2006. The China Creek Micro-Hydro Project began in 2001, when the Hupacasath First Nation focused on new forms of economic development. The primary goal of the project was to Continue reading