It was a dreary Sunday afternoon, but a crowd of people assembled to see the new solar installation at Abbey Dawn Road. And even with the clouds, we could see and hear the Morgan tracking system at work. Mike Brigham, President of SolarShare was there to answer questions posed by the public, and we had Read More
You may recall reading the earlier post from September, when we (with great hope, but a bit of nervousness) put our target out there of $200,000 in Solar Share bond sales by December. Well, we have raised nearly double that amount, so we’re setting our sights even higher: $500,000 by March 31! Yes, that would Read More
Wintergreen will have a table at the following Sustainable Kingston events. We are one of Sustainable Kingston’s Community Partners! Sustainable Kingston, in partnership with the City of Kingston, is excited to announce the first two speakers in the upcoming Sustainable Kingston Speaker Series: Pamela Blais and Tom Rand. This speaker series will feature well-known speakers, Read More
Local clean energy action on climate change! On October 25th, celebrate Kingston’s progress on climate change – one action at a time. A new partnership: Join Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-op and Bullfrog Power for an evening to celebrate our new partnership. A great opportunity: Hear from graduates of Al Gore’s Climate Change Reality Course Meet Wintergreen members and Read More
We’re really excited to announce our very first event: A free screening of Bike City, Great City, a documentary by Ottawa City Councillor, David Chernushenko. Join us on Sunday, September 29th at 7PM at the Screening Room. “In 2011, the League of American Bicyclists and Share the Road Coalition recognized Ottawa with a Silver rating Read More
A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet with Renewables A great article on how we can power the world with 100% renewable energy! Read the full article here. Here’s a quick synopsis. Supplies of wind and solar energy on accessible land dwarf the energy consumed by people around the globe. The authors’ Read More
Read the full article on Ontario energy prices here. In a report released today, the Pembina Institute and Greenpeace Canada questions Ontario’s commitment to new and refurbished nuclear plants. The groups say that a mix of conservation and renewables would be cheaper than the cost of the Canadian province’s commitment to maintaining nuclear’s current 50% share Read More
President Obama has finally allowed retrofitting of the White House roof for solar panels.
The small town of Feldheim, Germany, is making a big difference in the realm of renewable energy! After the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, there was a planned phase-out for Germany’s nuclear power plants. Feldheim is the only town in Germany that started its own energy grid and gets all of its electricity and heating through local Read More
It’s time to reconsider nuclear energy; it is cost intensive and dangerous. Take a look at this article detailing the expensive repair costs of a nuclear plant in Ontario.