News

Jun 18

Nations Announce Over $25 Million in New Renewable Energy Investments to Decarbonize Their Coastal Communities

U'KWANALIS and KLEMTU, BC, June 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Coast Funds, Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w First Nation, Kitasoo/Xai'xais First Nation, and the Province of British Columbia announced over $25 million in new First Nations' investments to transition coastal communities from dependence on fossil fuel-powered electricity to sustainable, locally powered renewable energy systems, eliminating over 175,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas…
May 20

Guest Speaker Series: Mary Vasey, Project Manager at Barkley Project Group

  On May 12, UBC’s Master of Engineering Leadership and Master of Health Leadership and Policy students attended a presentation provided by Mary Vasey, a project Manager at Barkley Project Group, on the topic of clean energy.  Barkley Project Group provides sustained capacity and technical support needed for communities to navigate the entire renewable energy development process,…
Feb 07
Nov 14
Nov 13

Bill 41: A new law to uphold Indigenous rights in BC

The excitement and anticipation from the public viewing gallery at BC’s legislature was palpable. Along with dozens of invited guests, untethered from our phones (separation anxiety!), we witnessed history, as Lekwungen dancers and singers opened the day, and Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation introduced Bill 41 – the Declaration…
Oct 23

Clean tech works for everything from breweries to batteries, say Island summit panelists

Representatives from a First Nation, a brewery, B.C. Ferries and an airline talked about everything from beer to batteries while explaining the benefits and challenges of integrating new technologies into their businesses at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit. The summit at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre this week included The…
Oct 02
Sep 20

Halalt First Nation pursues energy efficiency

The Halalt First Nation is among four on Vancouver Island moving ahead with clean-energy projects that will reduce greenhouse gases and lead to substantial cost savings for their communities. “We all have an important part to play in moving B.C. toward a future increasingly powered by clean, renewable energy sources,”…
Jun 14

Indigenous Opportunities Forum 2019

Barkley Project Group’s President, Yuho Okada, spoke on a panel at the Indigenous Opportunities Forum 2019. This event was the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s 9th annual Indigenous Opportunities Forum, it explored the important role that Indigenous leaders have played to create more prosperous communities by leveraging ownership, investing in…
Apr 03

Tŝilhqot’in Nen— EcoPlan Update

It has been a great couple of months working for the Tsilhqot’in Nation on the Clean Energy Plan! I am working with the Barkley Project Group to put together the Clean Energy Plan for the Nation. Barkley Project Group is a project management company that specialises in renewable energy projects,…