May 29, 2017

This Week at BC Hydro
Electricity, gas and GHGs
 
This Week
The latest news and updates from BC Hydro

May 29, 2017

While BC Hydro recommends carefully considering the efficiencies and costs of heat pumps, we like the basic message included in a recent Pembina Institute study on the true costs – especially in terms of carbon emissions – of electric versus gas heat in B.C. Also this week, we peer into the nest of a northern spotted owl in Langley, and we look at last week's nasty storm that included a tree crushing a BC Hydro truck.

Electric heat option gets boost from study

Electric heat option gets boost from study

The comparative costs are debatable, but a study shows that gas heating in B.C. produces 40 times the carbon emissions of BC Hydro's clean, renewable, electricity.

Read more at huffingtonpost.ca

You can watch spotted owls online, in their nest

You can watch spotted owls online, in their nest

A BC Hydro-supported breeding program for the endangered spotted owl welcomes Chick D into the world. Read more at bchydro.com


Worker uninjured after tree falls on his truck

Worker uninjured after tree falls on his truck

A BC Hydro technician working to restore power in Vancouver was unhurt after a tree landed on his truck during last week's big storm. Read more at theprovince.com


These are just a few of the caribou living in a maternity pen located in the Chetwynd area

Photo of the week

These are just a few of the caribou living in a maternity pen located in the Chetwynd area. Our Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program partners are helping support local populations by protecting baby calves especially vulnerable to predators in the first few weeks after birth.

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