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BC Throne Speech: Local Governments and Energy
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$2 Million to Promote Active Commuting Options
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Report to the Prime Minister on Cities and Communities
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Mayor Sullivan launches Vancouver EcoDensity Initiative
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2006 Design Competition Exhibit: “Closing the Loop”
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Urban Design Certificate Program
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CBC "Favorite City Space" contest
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Plastic Bag Tax motion from North Vancouver
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Conservation Action 2006
May 23, 2006
The New and Improved PedalMetalStudio is now OPEN!!!
May 16, 2006
URBAN Turbine Project for GVRD
May 8, 2006
100 Mile Diet
May 8, 2006
42,000 Kilometers by Foot, Oar, Ski and Bicycle - The first human powered circumnavigation of the earth.
May 3, 2006
Sustainable Design Competition "Closing The Loop"
Apr 11, 2006
One Day Launch Itinerary
Sep 20, 2005
City, corporate and community leaders launch One Day
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About the Cool Vancouver Task Force
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Sep 19, 2005

URBAN Turbine Project for GVRD

The idea to have a specific initiative to build a high profile wind turbine within the GVRD promoting the development of wind power "took wing" a few months ago when a number of BCSEA members attended a speech given by Joyce McLean from TREC.  The Toronto Renewable Energy Coop was formed in 1997 and in 2002 completed the installation of a  0.75MW wind turbine located on CNE grounds on Toronto's lakefront. It is nestled between commuter rail lines, the Gardiner Expressway, and Lakeshore Blvd, where hundreds of thousands of people pass by each day.  Public support (people who viewed it as a positive addition to the city) increased to 77% by October 2005. Furthermore, 88% of people surveyed at that time strongly support more wind turbines in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).  TREC and Toronto Hydro is currently pursuing that objective.
TREC Wind Turbine
While the rest of Canada, and the rest of the world, pursues wind power at an alarming rate, BC lags the country with zero installations of large scale wind power. Similarly we lag behind most European nations, Japan, and the USA in adoption of other solar thermal, photo voltaic and other renewable energy infrastructure.
At the BCSEA Vancouver Chapter meeting on Wednesday, a cursory discussion of initial interest in pursuing such a project occurred.  There was strong interest in moving forward with such an initiative, and/or with other public renewable energy projects of suited for Vancouver's climate and requirements.  Some preliminary discussion included which type of project should be first, what resources are available, and what form should the initiative take - a BCSEA project or a separate entity?
An initial meeting will be set for late May in Vancouver.  If you would like to participate in the inaugural meeting for this project please RSVP an e-mail with "URBAN" in the subject line to .  Meeting notification will be distributed to all interested persons on or about May 12th.

If you are interested in trying to move forward the wind agenda in BC click here for more info.
John Stonier
BCSEA Steering Committee Member

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