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Sept. 30 – Green Energy & Electric Vehicle Showcase

Photo from the 2016 Energy Showcase

Discover the Latest Green Trends: From Investments to Technologies The Ottawa Green Energy Doors Open weekend offers everyone a chance to see what is shaking in the clean economy sector.  Stop by the Energy Showcase and Electric Vehicle showcase and speak with Ottawa’s most innovative companies and organizations. The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative will have an information table inside the …

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The role of nuclear energy in the price of electricity in Ontario

Stacks from a nuclear power plant are seen in the distance with solar panels in the forefront.

This article by Environment North president Graham Saunders was originally published in the Chronicle Journal on July 30, 2017. The cost of generating electricity has come under considerable scrutiny in recent years. A recent breakdown of an average residential Ontario electricity bill in 2016 is as follows. The total was $176 per month. About half of the bill is from …

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April 24 – Diversify your Portfolio with Local Solar Power

Solar panels on the Maurice-Lapointe schoold in Kanata

OREC’s 650+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Join OREC at the Sustainable Capacity Centre for an informative talk on: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; Investment opportunities in local solar power; Trends in community power. When: Monday, April 24, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Where: OREC’s office at 969 Wellington St. …

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April 11 – Information Session at the Innovation Centre

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 10 – Information Session in Alfred

Map of Prescott Russell

Have you heard about Prescott Russell’s first community-owned solar power project? Join us for an informative talk on the benefits of community ownership of renewable energy projects.  Topics to be covered include: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; New project in Alfred, Ontario; Investment opportunities; Trends in community power. When: Monday, April 10, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Where: Alfred Recreation …

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March 16 – Talk on Sustainable Investing

Come celebrate the launch of BuySomeGood with us! “Where money has meaning for people and the planet” Bring your lunch and learn about sustainable investing from Tina Crouse.  For the past 7 years, Tina has dedicated herself to supporting social finance in Canada. She has continued to coach in social enterprise and social finance while deepening her knowledge of social …

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Field Notes From Tanzania – Part 1: Innovative Use of Solar Radios

FRI broadcasters in Tanzania

Roger Peters, an OREC Board Member, shares with us how solar technology is being used in Tanzania in a four part blog series. If you are poor farmer in rural Tanzania with cell phone service but no electric power or internet, how do you get ahead? First you form a radio listening group with other women in your community and …

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OREC Targets $2 M with Fifth Securities Offering

Ribbon cutting at Maurice Lapointe School in Ottawa

Investments will finance four new solar projects throughout Eastern Ontario   OTTAWA – The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op launches its fifth securities offering and is seeking to raise up to $2 million to invest in four local solar power projects. The Co-op’s latest projects include a rooftop project at both the Twin Elm Rugby Park and KIN Vineyard in Carp …

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Feb. 4 – Solar Power Cooperative: The Right Way

Map of Prescott Russell

Have you heard about Prescott Russell's first community-owned solar power project? Join us for an informative talk on the benefits of community ownership of renewable energy projects.  Topics to be covered include: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; New project in Prescott Russell; Investment opportunities for new members; Trends in community power; Trends in impact investing. Invite your family, friends, and …

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