2 days / 12 talks
Transformation Through Electrification

November 26-28


November 21, 2018 Jennifer Palfery0

The BC government announced on November 20th, 2018 that they will be introducing legislation next spring to phase in targets for the sale of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV). The legislation will set targets of 10% ZEV sales by 2025, 30% by 2030, and 100% by 2040; while the government will take additional steps to make ZEV’s more affordable. This is a welcome, vital element in the process of rolling out electrification in BC so that the province can meet its GHG reduction targets. It supports the message in our “Electrification of British Columbia” white paper where our study shows that EV transportation is one of the 3 main pillars for carbon reduction.

The paper also shows that while passenger vehicles are important (14.9%), it is the light, medium and heavy-duty trucks that provide the largest opportunity for GHG reduction (84%). The province is now in a position to look at mandates for EV trucks and buses. Interestingly, 8.3% of cars sold in Canada in the last quarter were already EVs. However, the BC government’s targets apply to all light duty vehicles (i.e. passenger cars and trucks, with the latter category including CUVs, SUVs & pick-ups), and when they are included, the total EV sales in BC will have hit 3.9%. As such, we are getting very close to the 2025 target of 10% EV sales. EV sales have tripled in the last year and, at these rates, the targets are likely to be achieved well before the 2025, 2030 and 2040 targets. We would welcome pushing the targets even further and faster because we are already on the way.

Jae Mather is executive director of Clean Energy BC, which is holding its 16th annual conference, Generate 2018 – Transformation Through Electrification, November 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Vancouver.

Click here to read the article from Canada’s National Observer that was published on November 20th.


September 28, 2018 Jennifer Palfery0


Calling All Nominees!

 The deadline for our award nominations is October 12th

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition for a job well done or an outstanding achievement in the Industry? Clean Energy BC awards will be presented at Generate 2018 in the following categories:

• Environmental Stewardship and Community Improvement
• Project Excellence
• Finance
• Community of the Year
• Operational Excellence
• Merit – Lifetime Achievement, Distinguished Service, Volunteer Contribution

To nominate someone complete the form here.

Meet the Speaker: Cameron Brown

We are happy to announce Cameron Brown as one of Generate 2018’s keynote speakers.

As founder of The Thriving Collective, Cameron helps people dream big, live fully and use their unique talents and strengths to make a positive impact. He speaks to audiences around the world on how to thrive in an ever-changing world, and helps companies develop high performance teams, increasing innovation, employee engagement, emotional intelligence and adaptability to change.

Cameron’s talk is sure to be empowering, inspiring and thought provoking. Attend the conference to join this and many other exciting conversations!

Register now:

Got Any Big Ideas?

Generate 2018 will conclude with a special treat: The Big Ideas Show

Emceed by James Glave, it’s an entertaining, inspiring and fast-paced clean energy “game show” where the audience picks the winner!

We’ll invite contestants to pitch conference attendees their most inspired ideas on how best to increase awareness, deployment and performance of clean energy generation in BC.

Do you have a Big Idea you’d like to share at Generate 2018? Or do you know someone who does?

Nominations are now open.

Sponsor Generate 2018

Clean Energy BC relies on our generous sponsors to host the Generate conference, our largest annual event. Sponsorship is a great way to support the sector, while gaining visibility for your organization’s services, products and projects.

But don’t just take our word! Read what our sponsors are saying:

“Knight Piésold (KP) has been involved with Clean Energy BC and Generate since its inception and is proud to be a sponsor every year at Generate. If you are involved, or looking to be involved, in the Clean Energy Sector in BC, then you need to be at Generate. Generate is a great place to showcase your services and award-winning projects, plus mingle with some of the most innovative clean energy pioneers in the business. KP will even buy you a beer or two.”

— Sam Mottram, Managing Principal, Power Services at Knight Piésold

“With foundations deeply rooted in clean energy, Ecofish has been fortunate to provide long-time support to the Generate conference as a sponsor, exhibitor and short course organizer. Each year, Clean Energy BC breathes new life into this forum, creating a reliable and informative space where we look forward to connecting with our clients and colleagues. Generate is a reminder of the many great minds it takes to execute successful clean energy projects, socially, economically, and environmentally. We are thankful for the opportunity to give back.”

— Adam Lewis, President, Ecofish Research Ltd.

Contact Lisa today to learn more about how you can support Generate 2018 through sponsorship or visit us here.