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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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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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Feb. 6 – Investor Information Session in the Glebe

Ribbon Cutting at Presland

OREC's 600+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Class A Preference Shares and Member Investment Notes are now available for purchase! These securities are available to members of OREC to finance four solar power project that will feed electricity into Ontario’s power grid. Residents of Eastern Ontario can become a member …

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Feb. 8 – Investor Information Session in Hintonburg

OREC Members standing in front of solar panels

OREC's 600+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Class A Preference Shares and Member Investment Notes are now available for purchase! These securities are available to members of OREC to finance four solar power project that will feed electricity into Ontario’s power grid. Residents of Eastern Ontario can become a member …

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Feb. 13 – Investor Information Session in Kanata

OREC Members posing in front of a community-owned solar power project

OREC's 600+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Class A Preference Shares and Member Investment Notes are now available for purchase! These securities are available to members of OREC to finance four solar power project that will feed electricity into Ontario’s power grid. Residents of Eastern Ontario can become a member …

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Feb. 23 – Investor Information Session in North Grenville

Downtown Kemptville, Ontario

OREC's 600+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Class A Preference Shares and Member Investment Notes are now available for purchase! These securities are available to members of OREC to finance four solar power project that will feed electricity into Ontario’s power grid. Residents of Eastern Ontario can become a member …

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Building Local Economies through Cooperative Ownership

Seven Co-op Principles

It is common belief that companies build our economy.   Most of us assume that strong businesses build a strong local economy.   But most corporations operate on the premise that their prime responsibility is to maximize return for the shareholders while NOT breaking any laws.  Focusing on the local economy is not their legal responsibility, unless of course the executives specifically …

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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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