According to Charlotte Argue of the Fraser Basin Council, "Results from the second round of funding under the Community Charging Infrastructure Fund were released yesterday afternoon by the Province of BC. Another 145 electric vehicle charging stations have been approved for funding, and more than 60% of stations in this round are being installed by businesses. Excellent to see so many taking part in this growing network!
The Green Mile - how can we evolve our Transportation options for the next generation?
Join the discussion Tuesday October 30 to learn about different North Shore Sustainable Transportation alternatives!
Phil Baudin is the Executive Director of Modo, the first carsharing co-operative in North America. Modo is a not-for- profit co-op, part of a growing shared economy which is proud to call Metro Vancouver home! Phil will be talking about car co-ops and the North Shore.
Jean-Michel (J-M) Toriel, is the Founder and President of Big Green Island Transportation. Focusing on the renewable energy sector in transportation, J-M strives to spark new approaches to greening energy in BC. He will be talking about electric vehicles and charging options.
Andrew Vander Helm is a registered professional biologist and a LEED GP with 15 years of experience in Environmental Protection for Municipal Government.
Andrew will talk about an exciting proposed solution to some of the serious problems with our current transportation system. Something different: a clean, truly sustainable and cost-effective solution!
CoolDrinks is a casual monthly gathering to connect and inspire community members interested in taking action on climate change.
Tuesday October 30, 7-9pm
Registration and Socializing starts @ 6:30pm
Map Location: Cheers Restaurant, 125 East 2nd Street, NV, V7L-1C2 PleaseregisterHERE oremail:
For more info: www.coolnorthshore.ca
$10 cover (to cover costs and appetizers)
We're on our way to Montreal next week to attend Electric Mobility Canada's national trade show. We had this great banner put together by Lisa Hemingway of Backyard Creative for our tradeshow booth. Come visit us at Booth 13 on Oct 25th.
We're really excited about this event.
Stay tuned as we report back.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are no longer just science fiction; they have arrived, and are here to stay. As emissions standards improve, battery prices drop and gas prices climb, the demand for such vehicles is on the rise. According BC Hydro, “British Columbia is expected to have between 25,000 and 32,000 EVs on the road by 2013. By 2030 that number will reach between one and 1.3 million – one of the highest adoption rates in North America.”
Big Green Island Transportation is an exhibiting sponsor at the Planning Intitute of BC (PIBC) 2012 Conference and AGM. I am happily representing the BGI booth alongside Environment Canada (Ecological Gifts Program), Lumec/Philips (LED lighting) Spectra Energy (natural gas), Masonry Institute of BC, CitySpaces Management and Kinder Morgan (the pipeline company that wants to twin the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline). Last week my young family and I returned from a month-long working holiday to Europe. We took in sights in London, Stockholm, Paris, Montpellier, Geneva and Lausanne and witnessed a divergence of city land use -- some ancient by North American standards -- and witnessed quite a lot of urban "green" renewal.
We were delighted to hear the announcement from Minister of Environment, Terry Lake, this week, at the Vancouver Int'l Auto Show 2012. Upon review, the Province of B.C. will support the adoption of plug-in electrification in transportation with high-speed public charging infrastructure to the tune of $2.74 million administered by the non-profit, Fraser Basin Council (FBC). The Community Charging Infrastructure Fund will allow municipalities, regional governments, First Nations, institutions and businesses based in B.C. to access funding for the purpose of building public infrastructure for electric vehicle charging equipment (or electric vehicle supply equipment, EVSE) for communities to promote greater adoption.