Renewable energy co-operatives grow in Ontario

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Published on: January 6, 2016

OSEA / Yvonne Ho / 16 December 2015

renewable-energy-coops-600x322The following is a guest post from CanSIA and the Solar Canada Conference, which discusses the increase in local, small scale renewable energy co-operatives in Ontario over the past few years, thanks to the start of the Feed-in-Tariff program back in 2009. Renewable energy co-operatives date back into the 1990s, with TREC Renewable Energy Co-operative being one of the first ones to pop up in our province. Local ownership of energy projects not only contributes to a community’s economic and social wellbeing, they also lead to greater acceptance of renewables as a solution to future energy requirements.

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