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A Long-term Energy Plan for Ontario

The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) has just submitted a long-term energy plan for Ontario to the Environmental Registry for the province. View and/or download the submission online, or download the pdf here. The Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-op is pleased to have contributed to this long-term energy plan, and we endorse the work of the Read More

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Join us! 100% Ontario Renewable

Wintergreen Co-op has just endorsed the “Switch Ontario to 100% Renewable Energy Campaign.” Check out their website here. Do you belong to an organization that would like to endorse this campaign ? The Liberal government is re-organizing its energy plans right now. Tell them you support 100% clean, green energy…. not expensive, dirty, and  dangerous Read More

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Leaps and Steps: Towards 100% Renewable Energy

You are invited to the 6th Annual Community Energy Retreat! Friday, May 27, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm On May 27th the Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-operative will be holding the  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 Read More

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Annual AGM … and transparent solar cells!

Much has been happening… so much, in fact, that we haven’t posted on the website for some time! (for almost daily postings, check our Facebook page). We held our Annual General Meeting on January 30, and learned all about “Zoo Poo” from Daniel Bida, Executive Director of ZooShare.  ZooShare is a sister co-op, engaged in Read More

Climate change

Explaining Climate Change: A Series of Public Talks

Undergraduate and graduate students at Queen’s University have created a series of public talks to make climate change concepts more accessible to Canadians. Every Monday in March at 7 p.m. in Stauffer Library, researchers from a variety of backgrounds will explain different aspects of climate change in terms everyone can understand – no more complex scientific jargon!  By pairing 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