April 3 – Power to the People – FREE Doc Screening

April 3 – Power to the People – FREE Doc Screening

There is a big revolution going on in “the sharing economy”. From energy to insurance, people are taking charge and working together to share the costs of alternative energy methods and collaborating to become energy independent. In this short...
March 6 – Screening of ‘Power to Change’

March 6 – Screening of ‘Power to Change’

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC) and the German Embassy of Ottawa are partnering with Ecology Ottawa for the Ottawa premiere of the German documentary "Power to Change – the Energy Rebellion." The film will be followed by a discussion...
Renewable energy deserves a rethink

Renewable energy deserves a rethink

Re Sadly, the time isn’t right for clean energy (March 21): Sadly, Mr. Reguly has missed the point — and direction — of the change happening in the electricity industry. The change now facing the electricity sector is not one of ‘Big Nuclear/Fossil plants’...
Building Local Economies through Cooperative Ownership

Building Local Economies through Cooperative Ownership

It is common belief that companies build our economy.   Most of us assume that strong businesses build a strong local economy.   But most corporations operate on the premise that their prime responsibility is to maximize return for the shareholders while NOT breaking...
Canada #9 In Global Energy Efficiency Rankings

Canada #9 In Global Energy Efficiency Rankings

Germany comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China, and France, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published today by the nonprofit American...