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$1.99 M Invested in New Solar Power Projects

OREC members celebrate at the annual picnic

Over the course of a 14-week period in 2017, more than 190 residents of Eastern Ontario invested $1.99 million to finance four new solar power projects.  OREC’s fifth securities offering was the latest investment opportunity offered by the Co-op for members to invest in large-scale solar power projects and earn a solid return. During the final days of the offering, …

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Investors Rush in Final Week of Local Solar Energy Offering

Proposed design of the Twin Elm Rugby Park project

Ontario Residents put over $6 M of their trust and money in the sun OTTAWA – Residents of Eastern Ontario are sneaking in under the April 30 deadline to invest in local solar energy projects through the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC). To date, 650 individuals have invested $6.3 M in local solar power projects. Directors, staff, and members of …

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Feb 23 – Invest Ethically Info Session

Westboro Brainery Logo

This class will empower participants to invest ethically by discussing the current investment landscape and the available alternatives. Presented by Janice Ashworth: operations manager at the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC). OREC brings Ottawa residents together to invest in local renewable energy projects. Topics to be Covered: Conventional investment portfolios assume continuous fossil fuelled economy, which cannot continue given climate …

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Investment Season is Here, There is a Local Option!

Written by: Dick Bakker, OREC Board Member The February RRSP investment season is upon us once more.  Where to put that little nest egg we are each trying to protect and build? Interest rates are low, the stock market unpredictable, mutual fund management expense ratios are high, while oil and other ‘sure things’ are not!  How can we make a …

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Feb 9 – Toast the Sun!

Harness The Power Of The Sun

Start the Week with Sunshine and Craft Beer! Come join us after work at the Clocktower Brew Pub in Westboro for an early evening appointment with craft beer sampling and tasty hors d’ouevres. You’ll also have a chance to find out about three great ways to invest in solar. Make 2015 a great year to invest in green while generating …

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