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Sep 25, 2017
Are all LED bulbs the same?

Switching from traditional incandescent to LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs can save homeowners hundreds of dollars on energy each year. But is it worth paying more for ENERGY STAR® LEDs when others are less expensive?

Sep 25, 2017
How the weather affects your bill

If long-range predictions are calling for a frosty December, upgrade your home’s weather stripping and watch your savings add up on MyHydro.

Sep 25, 2017
Can’t stick to that goal?

There’s a good chance you’ve tried to get fitter and eat healthier. We talk to a health psychologist about why so many of us give up on our health goals.

Sep 25, 2017
8 apps & devices

We round up eight unique apps and devices that help collect data and give us valuable information about our daily activities

Sep 24, 2017
Keeping up with the Joneses

It’s great to set goals and track your progress, but many people are influenced by the behaviour of others. Here’s what our customers think about comparing data.

Sep 20, 2017
Putting out fires

There was no shortage of work during B.C.’s record-breaking wildfires this year. The wildfires caused power outages to more than 61,000 customers and significant damage to BC Hydro’s electricity system, including 500 power poles. Our crews worked around the clock to replace and repair damaged equipment, get power back on and protect...

Sep 20, 2017
BC Hydro's hot new fall offers, deals and rebates

Stock up on ENERGY STAR® LED bulbs October 6–October 27 and save 15%. And if you’re renovating this season choose an eligible ENERGY STAR light fixture and save $5. Look for instant rebates at participating stores. Improve your bathroom’s air quality when you buy a new exhaust fan. Today’s new fans...

Mar 1, 2017
Are EVs always cleaner?

It’s a common question: are electric vehicles (EVs) always cleaner than internal-combustion vehicles?

Feb 27, 2017
B.C. is getting warmer

The winter deep freeze is barely behind us but B.C. has been warming up over the long term, says meteorologist Mark Madryga. He looked at Prince George, Penticton and Vancouver Airport (all have long-term weather data). “The averages I looked at compare the periods of 1961–1990 and 1981–2010, which gives...

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