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Our Summer Video Campaign Spotlights Heat Pump Cooling

Have you seen our three summer-themed "heat wave" videos? This trio of short, snappy, and punchy clips spotlight the cooling capabilities of electric heat pumps. The message: Retire your furnace, and install an electric heat pump today. It will keep you chill—and help...

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Vancouver to Mull New Climate Emergency Rules for Buildings

The City of Vancouver is setting a course to phase out fossil fuel heating and hot water in homes. And you can help. First, a bit of background: At the start of this year, the City of Vancouver halted the routine practice of...

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As British Columbians look for ways to reduce their household climate footprint, they may wish to take a second look at their appliances.

Though many British Columbians are very concerned about their own home’s carbon footprint, a new report concludes that many residents are needlessly adding to that total by using natural gas appliances such as gas cookstoves and fireplaces.

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British Columbia Eliminates Sales Tax on Heat Pumps

The Province of British Columbia is making non-polluting electric heat pumps more affordable—and natural gas furnaces, fireplaces, and water heaters more expensive.  As of April 1, 2022 the province will increase the provincial sales tax (PST) on fossil fuel combustion systems from 7...

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Study: Electric Water Heating is Cost Competitive with Natural Gas

All-electric household hot water options remain comparable or cheaper to operate than natural gas over a 25-year period when accounting for equipment purchases, operating costs and maintenance costs.

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Bombshell: Stanford Research Finds Gas Stoves Have Huge Climate Impact

A new peer-reviewed study by Stanford University researchers concludes that natural gas cookstoves have a substantially larger greenhouse gas impact than had previously been understood. Over a 20-year period, the team found that the natural gas stoves in...

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Victory! You Helped Vancouver Stay the Course on Climate!

Thanks in large part to your efforts, last night the City of Vancouver council voted to stay the course on its Climate Emergency Action Plan. With a vote of six to five, the Mayor Stewart and council elected to continue with a...

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Take Action: Keep the City of Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Action Plan on Course

Short Summary The City of Vancouver is considering delaying the roll-out of a key pillar of its Climate Emergency Action Plan by one year.  The proposed delay targets a requirement that builders must install zero emissions...

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Almost 13,000 New Homes Were Connected To Natural Gas in 2020

Talk about a good news, bad news thing. Though awareness of the climate and health risks of residential natural gas continues to rise, the total number of British Columbia households hooked up to receive the fossil fuel is still...

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It’s Time to Rethink the Roaring Gas Stovetop

Evidence continues to pile up that natural gas ovens and cooktops aren't just a climate risk, they’re also very much a health risk—and they disproportionately impact children, poorer households, and the most vulnerable.  Natural Gas is Harming Our Health The New York Times...

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