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30 Apr, 2015 UBCM Meets With National Energy Board

On April 24, UBCM met with the National Energy Board (NEB) to discuss local government concerns regarding pipeline safety, environmental protection, and NEB related infrastructure.

30 Apr, 2015 Community Energy Leadership Program Deadline Is May 4

Reminder - This coming Monday, May 4th is the deadline for B.C. local governments and First Nations to respond to the Ministry of Energy and Mines' Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI)

23 Apr, 2015 Clean Energy Vehicle Rebates Are Back!

As of April 1, 2015, rebates of up to $5,000 will be available for the purchase or lease of new battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and up to $6,000 for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

23 Apr, 2015 $6.5 Million Supports Greener B.C. Communities

Communities throughout B.C. received more than $6.5 million with the latest round of grants through the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program, announced Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

21 Apr, 2015 Becoming Carbon Neutral - Organic Waste Profile Updated

Update to Carbon Neutral profile

16 Apr, 2015 B.C. Challenges The World As Work Begins On Climate Action Plan 2.0

Building on British Columbia’s climate success in advance of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris this December, Premier Christy Clark today announced the Province is challenging other jurisdictions to match or exceed the world-leading standard B.C. has set for climate action.

16 Apr, 2015 Seeking Canada’s best in sustainable community initiatives

Has your community undertaken a sustainability plan, program, or project that merits national recognition? Let FCM shine a light on your success and inspire more great projects in other municipalities.

13 Apr, 2015 Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP) - Request for Expressions of Interest
The Ministry of Energy and Mines, on behalf of its provincial partners, has posted this Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to B.C. local governments and First Nations to determine the level of interest in, and eligibility for, a potential Call for Applications under the newly created Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP).
08 Apr, 2015 Greening Shorelines to Enhance Climate Resilience

This report explores use of soft shore armouring approaches as an alternative to, or adaptation of, hard armouring of the shoreline, within the context of climate change, sea level rise practices and guidelines and flood protection.

07 Apr, 2015 Getting Ready for Climate Change: Webinar Series


The Tools for Local Governments Adapting to Climate Change Webinar series features the following two videos:

01 Apr, 2015 New incentive to make clean energy vehicles more affordable

To make clean energy vehicles more affordable and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Province will offer incentives of up to $5,000 for the purchase or lease of a new battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and up to $6,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett announced today.

30 Mar, 2015 Cycling Infrastructure Funding Gets a Boost
VICTORIA – As part of B.C. on the Move, the Government of B.C.’s new 10-year transportation plan, the ministry is committing $6 million in BikeBC funding this year to expand and build cycling lanes, trails and paths for B.C. families.
25 Mar, 2015 Community-scale Energy and GHG Modelling

City of North Vancouver development patterns modelled for 2107 scenario, CNV's 100 year vision.Community-scale energy and emissions modelling (CEEM) is a tool that allows local government

23 Mar, 2015 B.C. Launches Ten Year Transportation Plan

The B.C. government today announced B.C. on the Move, a 10-year transportation plan that outlines critical investments and improvements throughout the province that will improve the daily lives of British Columbians.

19 Mar, 2015 New Leadership in Asset Management Program now recruiting!

FCM’s Green Municipal Fund is pleased to announce its new Leadership in Asset Management Program (LAMP), set to begin in fall 2015.

17 Mar, 2015 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now at Coquitlam City Hall

Coquitlam now has an electric vehicle charging station at City Hall for both public and City staff use.

12 Mar, 2015 Transformational Change - LG Pathways to 2050

The report looks at a sampling of well-established low carbon European communities, and draw on the GHG modelling experiences of a select number of B.C.communities.

11 Mar, 2015 Government Of Canada & FCM Support The District Of West Vancouver's Vision For A Low-Carbon Future

District of West Vancouver, BC — John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver — Sunshine Coast — Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, with Brad Woodside, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Mayor of the City of Fredericton, NB, today announced a $82,500 Green Municipal FundTM (GMF) grant for the District of West Vancouver.

05 Mar, 2015 BC economy leads Canada in 2015, without big fossil fuel projects
British Columbia’s economic growth will top the Canadian scales in 2015, says the Conference Board of Canada, while oil-dependent provinces like Alberta and Newfoundland will take a gross domestic product (GDP) hit thanks to a slowdown in capital expenditures by companies looking to tighten their belts.
05 Mar, 2015 BC Energy Map Retired

The BC Energy Map has been retired.  Most of the map layers that were available in the BC Energy Map are available in the BC Economic Atlas.  To easily find the location of these layers please see our map layer transition guide here [410 kb].