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BC Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative (BCICEI) Program Open and Accepting Applications until January 18, 2023

The 2022/23 BC Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative (BCICEI), funded by New Relationship Trust (NRT), is now accepting applications. The BCICEI provides support and capacity-building funds to Indigenous communities working on the development of clean energy projects. BCICEI funding will enable the implementation of cost-effective clean energy and efficiency projects through support for: The initiative will…

First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) January 2023 Intake Deferred to April 2023

The January 2023 intake of the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) has been deferred until April 2023. The new deadline to submit applications is April 30, 2023.  Please reach out to FNCEBF.MIRR@gov.bc.ca with any questions or concerns. The FNCEBF promotes increased Indigenous community participation in the clean energy sector within their asserted traditional territories…

Partnership between The Canada Infrastructure Bank and Efficiency Capital to provide innovative financing for retrofit projects

Recently, The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) announced a commitment to invest up to $50 million into Efficiency Capital’s Commercial Building Retrofit Initiative. Through this program, Efficiency Capital works with building owners to identify potential energy-saving upgrade projects, and provides upfront financing to implement them. Any energy cost savings from the upgrades are used to pay…

FESBC now accepting applications to fund community projects that reduce wildfire risk

In Budget 2022, the B.C. government provided $25 million in new funding to the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) for projects that protect communities from wildfire risk and prepare for climate change impacts. FESBC has supported 263 projects throughout BC, 43 of which have been in partnership with First Nations. These projects have reduced…

Celebrating eight months since launch

The BC Community Climate Funding Guide has officially been live for 8 months! In that time, we’ve helped thousands of people learn about potential funding for their communities. Our analytics show that since July, our website has been viewed almost 13,000 times by over 4,500 unique people from all over B.C. and even some places in Alberta and Washington…

Upcoming Workshops on the BC Community Climate Funding Guide

Join us for a workshop where we will guide you through this website and optimize your experience using the Community Funding Guide. Our upcoming workshops will walk you through how best to use this one-stop resource and highlight upcoming opportunities that can help your communities meet their climate goals. There will also be a chance…

The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 has been released

The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 was released in Fall 2021 and builds on work already being done to accelerate climate action through the CleanBC strategy (released in 2018). The Roadmap explores new pathways to get the province on track to a net-zero economy: low-carbon energy, transportation, buildings, communities, industry, forest bioeconomy, agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries, and negative emissions technologies.    Indigenous and…

Welcome to the Community Climate Funding Guide

We are pleased to announce the release of the new Community Climate Funding Guide. This guide is the culmination of months of work from a dedicated and passionate team. Through the course of engagement with communities we have been aware for a while that the funding landscape can be a challenge to navigate. Our hope…

Did you know that your energy project might make you a public utility?

In B.C., public utilities are regulated by BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) under the Utilities Commission Act. A public utility, as defined by the Utilities Commission Act, consists of any person or entity that owns or operates assets for the production, transmission, delivery or sale of electricity, steam, thermal energy or gas to the public for…