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April 3: SMARTinsights Discussion and Film Screening

There is a big revolution going on in “the sharing economy”. From energy to insurance, people are taking charge and working together to share the costs of alternative energy methods and collaborating to become energy independent. In this short documentary, witness a revolutionary answer to the world of multinationals. After the industrial and the digital revolution, we are now in the middle of …

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April 11 – Information Session at the Innovation Centre

Photo of OREC's Hovey Project

OREC’s 650+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Join OREC at the Innovation Centre for an informative talk on: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; Investment opportunities in local solar power; Trends in community power. When: Tuesday, April 11, 12:00 PM to 1 PM – Bring your lunch! Where: Innovation Centre at …

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April 3 – Power to the People – FREE Doc Screening

Power to the People screening and discussion

There is a big revolution going on in “the sharing economy”. From energy to insurance, people are taking charge and working together to share the costs of alternative energy methods and collaborating to become energy independent. In this short documentary, witness a revolutionary answer to the world of multinationals. After the industrial and the digital revolution, we are now in the middle of …

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April 4 – Film: To the Ends of the Earth

Photo from the film To the Ends of the Earth

SolarShare is presenting this incredible documentary which examines the rise of extreme energy extraction in Canada and its impact on the environment, economy and local communities. The fossil fuel industry’s intensive hunt for unconventional non-renewables, including Arctic drilling and shale gas fracking, also gives rise to a formidable array of scientists, authors and activists who envision a post-growth economic future …

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March 6 – Screening of ‘Power to Change’

Artwork for Power to Change documentary

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC) and the German Embassy of Ottawa are partnering with Ecology Ottawa for the Ottawa premiere of the German documentary “Power to Change – the Energy Rebellion.” The film will be followed by a discussion with by Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, Vice-President of the European Renewable Energies Federation. The film shows the conflict over Germany’s energy revolution, …

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Towards 100% Renewable Energy Regions

Photo Credit: Flickr/Bastian Greshake

Written by: Stewart Fast, OREC Board Member Is it possible to power modern, industrialized, mixed urban and rural regions like Ottawa with 100% local renewable energy sources? Yes it is. That is the message from 140 different regions in Germany. They all have qualified for recognition as 100% renewable energy regions from a program sponsored by the German Federal Environment …

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