Oct 19, 2015 SolarShare
We would like to see solar and wind energy continue to grow in Ontario through a co-operative approach. How important is it for you to have a say in where your electricity comes from? Through renewable energy co-operatives, residents of Ontario can have a say and make an impact. In Germany, 65% of the wind turbines and solar panels are owned by individuals, farmers and communities. In Ontario, only 18% of Ontario’s wind and solar facilities are community-owned.
Here are some ways that you can help push for more renewables in Ontario:
- You can join a renewable energy co-op. Check out the Federation of Community Power Co-operatives’ Member Directory to learn more.
- Write to your Member of Parliament (MP) or Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) and ask them to support the greater adoption of renewable energy in Ontario.
- Learn more about renewable energy and spread the word about its importance among your family, friends and colleagues. Resources to check out include: Clean Energy Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and the Ontario Ministry of Energy.
- Visit environmentaldefence.ca regularly to find out about the issues and get access to various petitions that are sent to policy makers & government officials.