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|05 Mar, 2014||
Community Energy and Emissions Inventory Initiative - update
On February 20, 2014, the 2007-2010 The Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) Reports were updated to reflect the latest available information.
The CEEI Working Group continues to look to local government staff and other users of the reports to help verify the data.
Some minor refinements to the methodology have been made and where appropriate, 2007 CEEI estimates have been adjusted to reflect this.
|03 Mar, 2014||
Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer
While actions to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions are critical, communities also need to prepare for unavoidable climate change and its impacts. This is referred to as “adaptation”. The BC Climate Action Toolkit's Adaptation: Challenges and Opportunities page links away to key Adaptation resources.
|13 Feb, 2014||
Coldstream Achieves Carbon Neutrality in 2013
The District of Coldstream is one of 180 BC Municipalities that signed the Climate Action Charter, pledging to be operationally carbon neutral by 2012. Coldstream is proud to announce it has achieved Carbon Neutrality in 2013!
|06 Feb, 2014||
LED Street Lights Across B.C. Program
The Province of B.C., BC Hydro and representatives from local governments are collaborating to offer this suite of tools and services to assist with the adoption of LED Street Lights.
|30 Jan, 2014||
Nakusp Completes New Microhydro Power Plant
Nakusp Completes New Microhydro Power Plant and utilizes green technology to generate revenue for generations to come!
|29 Jan, 2014||
Richmond Sets Goals to Curb Climate Change and Save Energy
Richmond City Council has formally adopted Phase 2 of its Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP), the City’s strategic plan to manage energy use and reduce carbon emissions within the community for the next 30 years.
|20 Jan, 2014||
Regional District of Nanaimo Makes Important Investments Infrastructure
The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is dedicating close to $23 million from the federal Gas Tax Fund transfer to improve important services for residents and businesses across the District
|16 Jan, 2014||
Colwood City Hall First to Earn Green Certification for Environmental Office Practices
Colwood City Hall is the first office on Vancouver Island to earn GREEN certification by the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification (VIGBC) program.
|09 Jan, 2014||
Smart Congestion Relief: Comprehensive Evaluation Of Traffic Congestion Costs and Congestion Reduction Strategies
In December 2013, Victoria Transport Policy Institute published a new report -- Smart Congestion Relief: Comprehensive Evaluation Of Traffic Congestion Costs -- which identifies the best practices recommended by international experts for measuring traffic congestion costs and evaluating potential congestion reduction strategies.
|16 Dec, 2013||Winter 2013 Toolkit E-News: Celebrating Climate Action Successes|
|16 Dec, 2013||
Glow As You Go Program Hits the Comox Valley
The Comox Valley Cycling Task Force has partnered with the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition to distribute free lights for cyclists and reflectors for pedestrians to low income individuals and families in the Comox Valley to help improve the safety of cyclists and motorists who share the roads.
|10 Dec, 2013||
PICS Climate News Scan: Combating rising energy costs with retrofit loan schemes
Provincial and municipal governments in Canada are developing innovative methods to meet ever-increasing consumer demand by encouraging property owners to better manage their electricity consumption.
|05 Dec, 2013||
Health Authority Perceptions & Capacity for Action: Health Impacts of Climate Change in BC
A 2013 survey conducted by BC Healthy Communities Society, in partnership with the BC Ministry of Environment's Climate Action Secretariat and the BC Ministry of Health, investigated how BC health authorities perceive and integrate the health effects of climate change in their work.
|25 Nov, 2013||
Cycling Investment Supports Healthier B.C. Communities
The government of B.C. is investing $1.14 million in BikeBC this year, to expand and build cycling lanes, trails and paths for healthier B.C. families and communities.
|25 Nov, 2013||
Township of Langley Adopts a Green Building Permit Rebate Program
Township of Langley adopts a Green Building Permit Rebate Program, the first of its kind in Metro Vancouver. The program will start on January 1, 2014 and will encourage developers to create homes with enhanced energy efficiency beyond what is required by the BC Building Code.
|21 Nov, 2013||
The Global Carbon Project releases an annual update of the global carbon budget and trends
The Global Carbon Project released their annual update of the global carbon budget and trends on 19 November 2013.
|20 Nov, 2013||
Smart Energy Communities Video and Map
Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST) released the Smart Energy Communities video at the QUEST 2013 conference in Markham last week. QUEST 2014 will be in VANCOUVER on Dec.1-3 2014.
|18 Nov, 2013||
Solar Energy Keeps Township of Langley Facility in Hot Water
Township of Langley’s Civic Facility at 20338 – 65 Avenue had solar panels installed to help increase Langley's municipal hall energy efficiency.
|15 Nov, 2013||
PICS Climate News Scan: North America leads the way with microgrids: Report
Learn about the importance of Microgrids from Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) Climate News Scan: - November 14, 2013!
|13 Nov, 2013||
Factors to Consider When Estimating Congestion Costs and Evaluating Potential Congestion Reduction Strategies
New article by published by Victoria Transport Policy Institute describes various factors that affect congestion cost estimates and the evaluation of potential congestion reduction strategies. It discusses how these factors influence planning decisions, and describes best practices for comprehensive evaluation of congestion impacts.