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The Pacific Energy Innovation Association (PEIA) holds
monthly (except summer) "Energy Breakfasts"
Place: June 5th, 2019 - UBC Robson Square, HSBC Hall, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Pacific Energy Innovation Association (PEIA) offers objective, thought-provoking dialogue on energy supply, demand and the associated technologies and policies required by sustainable economies in the near- and long-term.

Who We Are

The Pacific Energy Innovation Association (PEIA) is an independent, non-profit association of energy professionals incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia.

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NW Energy Coalition January 11, 2017


The PEIA wishes to thank all those who helped support and organize the Bob Olsen Memorial Conservation Eagle Awards held at the beautiful Musqueam Cultural Centre January 11, 2017, including North Growth Foundation, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Okanagan Nation Alliance, and Northwest Energy Coalition.

The day was magical and truly a celebration.  Everyone knew how fortunate we were to be sharing such special moment.



Chief Byron Louis’ talk was inspirational to many in the audience

as he shared his vast knowledge of northwest salmon, and indeed, of life for us all.



Alec Dan, Musqueam Welcome



Alec Dan, Musqueam Grand Entry



Elizabeth May, MP giving the traditional Coast Salish greeting



Nancy Hirsh, Executive Director, Northwest Energy Coalition;

Elizabeth May, OC, MP; Chief Byron Louis, Okanagan Indian Band

The NW Energy Coalition’s Bob Olsen Memorial Conservation Eagle award is presented annually to individuals and organizations that demonstrate leadership for a clean and affordable energy future. 


The Conservation Eagle award is named for former Coalition chair Bob Olsen, a longtime public utility district commissioner in Washington State who dedicated more than 20 years of his life to securing regional investments in cost-effective energy efficiency and to protecting energy consumers.

NW Energy Coalition January 11, 2017

The Pacific Energy Innovation Association is pleased to host the NW (Northwest) Energy Coalition January 11, 2017 at the Musqueam Cultural Centre in south Vancouver, where executive director, Nancy Hirsh will present NW Energy Coalition Conservation Eagle awards to Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, and to Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands, and Leader of the Green Party of Canada

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip will accept the award on behalf of the Okanagan Nation Alliance whose long-term vision, perseverance and tireless commitment was vital in successfully restoring passage for sockeye salmon returning to the Okanagan River basin.

Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada, will be recognized for her tireless advocacy for reducing climate pollution and building the clean energy economy both in her past role as executive director of the Sierra Club Canada and in elected office where she has championed government leadership to reduce climate pollution.

Please join us for the reception and awards presentation where you will hear from Ms. May and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and meet invited guests who are working to advance clean energy, protect our environment and improve life for all beings.

When: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Location: Musqueam Cultural Centre, Musqueam First Nation, 4000 Musqueam Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6N 4C6
Cost: $30 (Students $10) – Refreshments

To register, click here

Northwest Energy Coalition 
The NW Energy Coalition is a 35-year-old alliance of 100 environmental, labor, civic, faith and human service organizations, progressive utilities and businesses in Idaho, Montana, Oregon Washington and British Columbia committed to a clean and affordable energy future.



Register for upcoming PEIA events:

Next Meeting: September 17, 2019

Stay tuned for details!


PEIA Mission

To initiate and promote discussion and action for energy innovation, efficiency and sustainability.