Introductory Letter What Is The Clean Energy Association of British Columbia (CEBC)? Who Are Private Clean Energy Producers (CEPs)? MOU between CEBC, BC Hydro and the BC Government Clean Energy Projects and BC First Nations Clean Energy and BC Communities Climate Action and Clean Growth The Urgent Need to Electrify Northeast Gas Fields Heritage vs Non-heritage Power Site C and the Future of Renewables The Standing Offer Program (SOP) Electricity Purchase Agreements (EPAs) Renewals The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) Clean Capacity Call Taxation on Transmission Lines Small Hydro Projects and Impacts to Salmonid Populations Wind Energy and Bats Clean Energy Being Treated Fairly on the Development Landscape with Mining, …show more content…
o To improve the regulatory and economic environments for clean energy production in BC. o To grow the Association, recognizing that through a robust and active membership, BC’s clean energy sector will grow and thrive along with it. Who Are Private Clean Energy Producers (CEPs)? ● Clean energy projects are developed by companies using resources such as wind, water, solar, waste heat, and biomass. ● CEPs have 106 projects in BC, accounting for 23% of total electricity production in BC. ● Some of the biggest projects in BC are biomass and are a secondary business line (e.g. for pulp and paper mills). ● CEBC membership is primarily composed of companies whose sole business is power production. These companies account for roughly 14% of total electricity produced in BC. MOU between CEBC, BC Hydro and the BC Government ● The MOU was signed between CEBC, BC Hydro, and the BC Government on October 21, 2015. ● The purpose was to clear channels of communication, so that we could “identify snags, resolve concerns, boost investor certainty, and strengthen our partnership.” ● Some specific commitments include: o Commitment to collaboration, open information sharing, and transparency. o Regular Board-to-Board meetings between BC Hydro and CEBC. o Agreement to explore opportunities with First Nations that will support the development and stewardship of British Columbia’s clean energy resources. ● Progress has
is an "independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, marketing and sale of crude oil, NGLs, and natural gas production"(Canadian Natural Resource Limited: TSE:CNQ quotes and news, n.d.). The company is environmentally conscious, very
Capital Power is an independent power producer, based in Edmonton, Alberta, but with operations across North America. It has an aggressive growth strategy with the goal of tripling its
Oil, gas, and fossil fuels have been recent controversial issues. There are cleaner forms of energy that could be used, but it is unclear what sources should be used and how to
The Athabasca Delta is a breeding ground for species of birds, which was destroyed to clear the land for oil development. These development practices are a leading factor towards increases in pollution. A scientific panel stated on Tuesday that pollution must be corrected, as there are major debates against the oil sands development. Proponents argue that business through the Oil Sands has made Canada a major player in foreign supplement. Unemployment rates have decreased across Canada and companies generate huge profits. The Alberta Oil Sands provide Canada with a secure source of energy. Throughout the world, Canadian oil reserves are the second largest in the world. Oil mining operations in Canada also help create more trading partnerships with different countries. This is a great way Canada can strengthen relationships and ties with various nation-states. The Oil Sands is a stabilizing force for Canada’s economy, yet it has a tremendous effect on the environment. Corporations are held responsible for their actions, and environmental protection should be their main concern. The procedures that the Oil Sands has taken are not effective, to an extent, where the pace of investment and development in the oil sands
55% of Canada’s trade balance in 2006, with a value of 21.8 billion Canadian dollars, was from forest products (Martin, 2012). Canadian government policies are used to pursue social, economic, and environmental goals (Martin, 2012). This includes regional development, job creation, community stability, the conservation of forests, and ecosystem protection (Martin, 2012). While each province has different policies, the overall goals are quite similar. In the late 1980’s there were two changes that led to much greater forest sustainability. An agreement from 1985-1990 named the Canada-British Columbia Forest Resource Development agreement led to a significant increase in funding (Brown, 1997). The funding was used for forest renewal research and reforestation of areas that had previously been improperly stocked (Brown, 1997). In 1987 the responsibility of covering the cost and regenerating the forests after harvest was traded off from the government to the forest industry (Brown, 1997). According to Robert G. Brown, manager of Silviculture Practices at the Forest Practices branch of the BC government, the two changes
The reason this question has to be answered is simple, Canada sits at a very important junction in its evolution; does it continue to push forward to become an energy superpower or does it let the environmental conversation win, pushing forward instead with a clean energy agenda? This essay will hopefully drive this conversation forward.
For the last two decades, the increased use of fossil energy caused the environmental problems. The evidence of global warming, like drying rivers, extinction of species, melting of glaciers, became more often around the planet. The climate change became a threat to healthy environment and prosperity of humanity and wildlife, and the world community started searching for solution to combat climate change. In 2008 British Columbia introduced carbon tax on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to reduce global warming. Starting from $10 per tonne of CO2, the price was increasing annually till it reached $30 per tonne in 2012. During that period British Columbia was reducing harmful emissions and improving economy comparing to the rest of Canada. However, since the price rise on carbon stopped in 2012, no improving changes in cutting emissions, economy, and overall quality of life have been noticed. In this essay I will persuade that British Columbia should continue gradually increase price on carbon tax to the level where it will significantly cut the use of dirty energy, provide enough investments into the green projects, and support low-income families.
Nearly fourteen years ago, the Calgary-based oil enterprise "Enbridge" announced its most controversial project yet; to build a $6.5-billion oil-duct from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, British Columbia (Canadian Press, 2013, para. 1). It was to be named the "Northern Gateway Pipeline”.Enbridge 's preliminary announcement on the sixth of March, 2002, not only divided the province of British Columbia on whether environmental or economic prosperity was more important, but the country of Canada as a whole. Although the name "Northern Gateway" is well-known in many Western-Canadian households, few truly know the details of what this project entails. Many environmentalists and economists (Mortillara, Nicole, Global News, 2014) debate the benefits and the negative-impacts that this pipeline will have on Canadians and Canadian society. Others, though, are trying to understand what steps are being taken to ensure environmental sustainability during construction, and for the many years after its projected completion.This multi-billion dollar project has many vocal opposers, and a seemingly equal amount of environmental risks that accompanies it, all adding up to the general consensus that this duct is not worth the economic benefits that it would produce.
In 2007, Canada’s industries saved 2.1 billion U.S. dollars of energy costs (2007). All these numbers show Canada’s efforts in general public utilities.
Modern day Canada is posed with the current issues of energy and the environment becoming increasingly important within the public and political sectors. The impetus has come from a variety of factors such as the collective development of nonconventional resources, the environmental concern of Canadians, and the demand for renewable energy sources. Many premiers have since called for a ‘national energy strategy’ however the governments tendency to avoid national approaches to energy allows no progression to be made. This has become largely apparent in the current debates over Alberta’s bitumen deposits. The Alberta government has advocated for a ‘national energy strategy’ led by Ottawa placing their political emphasis on the need for Canada to achieve a vision of environmental supremacy. This paper seeks to investigate the clashes of interprovincial trade and commerce powers with the provinces natural resource power debates over Alberta’s bitumen deposits in conjunction with the general Canadians feeling of a lack of democracy.
Hydroelectricity is created and sent out to the U.S. One of the biggest hydroelectric plants in the world is close James Bay. Québec creates more than 33% of Canada's paper pulp and paper items including paper, newsprint, boxes, tissue, and cardboard. Lumber is utilized to make furniture and to construct homes. The area is Canada's principle maker of maple syrup. The principle cultivating zone is the St. Lawrence Lowlands. The dairy business is one of the biggest in Canada. Raising hogs, cattle and poultry and growing hay, corn, and oats for animals are imperative farming exercises. All sorts of leafy foods are developed in southern Québec. Manufacturing includes the aerospace industry, airplane and passenger trains, PC and electronic items. Pharmaceuticals is another main industry in
Power production can come from multitude of sources with different types of power plant facilities each with some sort of unique need; these sources include coal, natural gas, nuclear, wind, water also known as hydroelectric, solar, geothermal and biomass (U.S. Energy Information Administration). These energy sources are broken down into one of two categories, renewable or nonrenewable.
They include Wind, Solar, Hydro, Biomass, Geothermal, and Hydrogen (United, 2012). However, I’ll only be presenting the 3 most common types.
Clean sources of energy basically refer to those that do not encompass the burning of coal, petroleum or its products and the transformation of solid waste or nuclear division (Broyles 23). Therefore, renewable types of energy could be termed as clean sources of power because they are products of natural sources and do not emit hazardous by-products. Safe energy is not poisonous, is healthy, renewable, and sustainable and does not have devastating effects on the lives of the users, the
By taking the position as Raj Bhatt, Business Development manager of GE Canada, I am comfortable and confident that energy efficiency is an attractive industry and business opportunity. What makes Raj Bhatt believe that the Energy Efficiency projects will be successful in Canada is that the project helps not only the ESCo, which conducts the performance-based contracting, but also the customers, who are more aware of the benefits of Energy Efficiency project. The Energy Efficiency project will optimize the energy usage, including conservation, use of efficient equipment and off peak usage. Even though the project has required intensive initial capital investment and long payback period, it will