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Setting the Climate Change Action Bar

A coalition of, what was just last week, 55 Canadian environmental and social justice groups, has now grown to 75 – with Wintergreen Co-op as one of the signatories. The coalition  is demanding that federal, provincial and territorial leaders embrace the policy changes needed for Canada to meet its Paris climate change commitments. In a Read More

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And now the real work begins…

Excited as we are about the Paris Agreement – imagine – 195 countries coming to an accord! – the work is only beginning. As noted by Eric Flanagan in a recent blog: For the first time, all signatory nations have committed to a legally-binding agreement that recognizes the urgent threat of climate change. The agreement Read More

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Change in the Canadian Climate

There is change in the air. With the new cabinet announced this week, Trudeau is sending a strong signal that climate protection is high on his agenda. Quoting an article from the National Post, “As signals go, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has put a big green light on his Liberal government’s promised climate change agenda. Read More

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This Changes Everything!

While turfing out the Harper Conservatives doesn’t change everything, it sure does change a lot. People who want to avert climate disaster and develop a clean energy economy now have a wonderful opportunity to persuade the brand new Trudeau government to take serious national action to avert a climate catastrophe and promote and facilitate democratic, 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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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

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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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Christmas Comes Early for Wintergreen Co-op

Today the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) announced the latest contract offers in its FIT program. The Wintergreen SolarShare collaboration has been offered a contract to sell electricity from a 500kW ground mount photovoltaic project on Unity Road in Kingston. This is the second Wintergreen project to be offered a contract by the OPA this year. Read More