BC's Clean Energy Act received royal assent on June 3, 2010. As previously reported, the Clean Energy Act revamps the province's energy laws to achieve a long list of objectives, including developing renewables, achieving energy self-sufficiency, promoting energy exports, encouraging conservation, and facilitating the participation of First Nations in energy projects.

Significant work remains to be done in writing the regulations required under the Act (for example, to define the promised feed-in tariff program). If Ontario's roll-out of the Green Energy Act serves as a reasonable guide, these regulations could be ready by early fall.

More information about British Columbia's clean energy future can be found at the new Powe of BC website.