Ecology Ottawa has been working to promote clean renewable energy, energy conservation and efficiency in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario for many years.
We are a member of the Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario which now counts 140+ organizations, businesses, non-profits, municipalities and institutions as members. The Network is always looking for new members; click here to learn more.
Created to help ensure Eastern Ontario is a leader in renewable energy and energy conservation, the Community Energy Network is a widespread collaboration which promotes promising practices, progressive policies and programs—and encourages their replication. We are also helping to advertise the good green-collar jobs being created thanks to Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act, as well as related education and training opportunities.
In addition, the Network is exploring new models of ownership for renewable energy projects helping us transition away from using fossil fuels and nuclear energy. For example, the Network is encouraging people across Eastern Ontario to invest in the renewable energy power generation projects through renewable energy co-operatives such as the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op and the Wintergreen Renewable Energy Co-op in Frontenac County.
Find out more at www.community-energy.ca or visit the various links listed above.
Ecology Ottawa is also collaborating with community and business stakeholders to encourage the City of Ottawa to pilot an energy retrofit financing program using the local improvement charge (LIC) approach recently piloted by the City of Toronto.
Our previous clean energy work included the Building Community Power and No Energy to Waste programs.