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Annual Green Energy Retreat: Buildings for a Changing Climate

Friday, May 5: 8:45 am – 5 pm Join us for the 8th Annual Wintergreen Energy Co-op Green Energy retreat. This year’s retreat is co-hosted with Wintergreen Studios and Sustainable Eastern Ontario. Read all about it, and register  here. With the advent of the Ontario Climate Change Action plan there is a unique window of Read More

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Community Energy Projects

A few exciting updates! FIT 3 Projects It looks like the 500 kw project we’re working on with SolarShare will be built early this winter and the second one on Abbey Dawn will likely be built next year. FIT 4 Applications The application for the Middle Road 500 kW ground mount has ben submitted and Read More

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Doing Well While Doing Good: Raising Community Capital

On June 19th the Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-operative will be holding the 5th Annual Community Energy Retreat at Wintergreen Studios, along with long-term partners, Sustainable Eastern Ontario and the Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario. Event Summary: This year’s retreat will feature case studies and examples of how community funds were leveraged for a variety Read More

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Wintergreen Sister Renewable Energy Co-ops in the News

Our sister co-ops, SolarShare and Oxford Community Energy Co-op are featured in this truly inspiring story about renewable energy co-ops in Ontario. As Michael-Allen Marion writes: Green energy co-operatives are enjoying a renaissance in the Ontario power market. In several cities and towns in southern and southwestern Ontario you’ll see large buildings or fields with Read More

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Buy Solar Bonds Now!

In the spirit of co-operation among co-ops, Wintergreen and SolarShare will develop solar projects in the Kingston area as partners. Two of our 600 kW OPA applications to build solar projects under the province’s Feed-in Tariff program have advanced to the next stage along the path to contract offers.  If the projects receive final approval, Read More

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Samsø Island, Denmark: Renewable Energy Fuels Everything

Scarcely a decade ago, the 4,000 inhabitants of Samsø Island, Denmark, decided to do away with carbon fuels. What an inspiring story — and result. The documentary below was produced by a man named Hans Christian Andersen. But it’s not a fairy tale. It is, however, a story worth telling. Take 5 minutes to watch the Read More

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Social Financing and Community Energy Co-operatives

A timely article for us by Tyler Hamilton appeared in the December 21st edition of  the Toronto Star. He writes: … There’s still much work to do, mind you, but the path forward for so-called social finance tools—falling under the umbrella of “impact investing”—is encouraging and could play a growing role in funding clean energy Read More