At the 2010 Kamloops Energy Fair on June 19th, I happily interviewed many people who work in the sustainability field. It was, for example, a real pleasure to talk with Wendy McLean. Wendy not only has a business in Kamloops (Split Rock Sustainable Technologies) helping people build sustainablity into their homes, she also serves as President of the Kamloops BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) chapter. This chapter concieved of and organizes the Energy Fair, the first and so far only Energy Fair in BC.
A couple of signposts from this interview. The majority of our conversation is about sustainable technologies and conservation strategies for homeowners. At about 5 minutes in, we talk in detail about the type of work in which the BCSEA gets involved (a lot of good work with government, as one example). At about 8 minutes in, Wendy shares information about the price of solar panel coming down (an formerly $800 panel now pricing at about $500):