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Lost in Transmission

07.14.20 | Climate, Local Power, News |  Dave Mills

BC Hydro debate ignores the urgent need to replace fossil fuels Imagine you arrive home after work and plug in your car. It charges overnight while rates are lower. You fall asleep in a quiet, comfortable home. You no longer need a carbon monoxide alarm to monitor the emissions from gas furnaces, hot water tanks, […]

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Californication: B.C. renewable energy projects get screwed

07.08.20 | Climate, Local Power |  Dave Mills

NDP plans to buy power from U.S. while shutting down Indigenous, community renewables The B.C. government is gambling on surplus solar power from California to meet the future electrical needs of a growing economy, while closing the door on solar farms and other renewable energy projects here at home. Bill 17, tabled at the end […]

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Power to the People – webinar

06.22.20 | Climate, Local Power |  Dogwood

Indigenous communities are taking the lead on renewable energy in all four corners of our province. In this webinar, Kai talks with Melina Laboucan-Massimo, host of the new APTN television show Power to the People, and Peter Kirby, a renewable energy champion from the Taku River Tlingit in Atlin, B.C. Video   Take action! Ask […]

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British Columbians call on Premier Horgan to “Build Back Better” as Legislature reconvenes

06.22.20 | Actions, Climate, General, Local Power, Media |  Alexandra Woodsworth

June 22, 2020 For Immediate Release British Columbians call on Premier Horgan to “Build Back Better” as Legislature reconvenes Victoria, B.C. — Today, B.C. MLAs gathering for the first day of the summer legislative session were met by volunteers from the citizen action group Dogwood, who held a physically distant demonstration on the lawn of […]

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Our roadmap to a better B.C.

06.08.20 | Campaigns, Climate, Local Power, News |  Dave Mills

British Columbians have a wealth of ideas about how to build a just, healthy and sustainable future. But it’s up to our elected leaders to make it happen. If not now, when? The escalating climate crisis was pounding at our door, warning us we were heading in the wrong direction, when COVID-19 swept our legs […]

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Film review – Planet of the Humans

04.27.20 | Climate, Commentary, General, Local Power |  Dogwood

The future of renewable energy is in projects built with quality materials and controlled by communities, not big energy corporations — just one of the ways ‘Planet of the Humans’ misses the mark A new Jeff Gibbs film presented by legendary filmmaker Michael Moore is making waves on the internet. It’s called Planet of the […]

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Why B.C. should reopen clean energy opportunities for Indigenous communities

04.23.20 | Climate, Local Power, Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

Guest blog by Andy Hira, Professor of Political Science, Simon Fraser University. A little more than a year ago, the British Columbia government launched an inquiry into the regulation of Indigenous energy utilities and ordered the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) to provide recommendations on how Indigenous utilities should be regulated. The BCUC is set […]

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Bending the curve

04.14.20 | Local Power, Op-Ed |  Dave Mills

Virus biology forces us to think local, not global. Let’s not go back. Unless you have been declared an essential service, you’re at home like me, perhaps feeling guilty about having a little more time than usual to think. Most of us like staying busy and feeling useful. When a crisis hits the first instinct […]

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