Clean Energy BC invites First Nations and the clean energy community to explore different pathways of developing renewable energy projects in BC, thereby reducing greenhouse gases. The main focuses of this full-day First Nations-led workshop will be how to create opportunities through exploring business values, how to do a solar project as well as a biomass project, and how to buy an existing project with a spotlight on the Tahltan Nation.
This session will present updates in government grants and how transformation to a low-carbon future through renewable energy can be financially supported. Preparing for climate change, severe weather events and flooding is foremost in First Nations’ minds; being able to be independent of the grid is critical in order to be prepared.
This course will identify strategies that advance First Nation communities’ transition off diesel towards grid independence while increasing energy sovereignty and fostering self-determination. This course is being facilitated by Dr. Judith Sayers, a member of the Hupacasath First Nation and current president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.