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Plan B: Decarbonize

04.16.21 | Climate, Local Power, Op-Ed |  Dave Mills

We can’t wait for our leaders to save us. We have to get off fossil fuels. The year was 1994. I was finishing a Bachelor’s of Science degree and chose climate change for my final paper in fourth-year physical geography. I don’t recall the grade I got, but what I learned solidified my determination to […]

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Old growth trees cleared for Site C dam reservoir

02.16.21 | Climate, General, Local Power, Op-Ed |  Guest Writer

While the controversial project sits in limbo, BC Hydro inflicts irreversible damage Guest post by Ken Boon Premier Horgan is spending $3 million a day of our money on Site C dam construction while we all wait for the latest report on whether the sinking foundation problem can even be fixed. In fact, with more […]

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Our family’s resolution? Lose the carbon.

01.08.21 | Local Power, Organizing |  Guest Writer

Working with neighbours made it easier to start decarbonizing our household. We’re planning to be fossil free by 2025. Join us! Guest blog by Kyla Gowenlock My name is Kyla. I live in suburban Kelowna. I’m a working mom in a middle class family with a mortgage, a car and all the bills that come […]

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The upsides of shutting down Site C

11.27.20 | Climate, Commentary, Local Power |  Dave Mills

Renewables could deliver twice the power at half the price, evening out our losses on the troubled dam Never put all your eggs in one basket. It’s a saying for a reason. Yet over and over again, governments gamble on megaprojects. Even when they know that nine out of ten giant dams and pipelines come […]

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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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