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Global Wind Day Open House: Saturday, June 15th!

June 15 is Global Wind Day.  To celebrate, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is working with a large German wind energy company called Enercon to view the turbines up close.   There will be tours provided of a wind turbine

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Powerful: Energy for Everyone Film Screenings

  Thanks to both the Laidlaw United Church and New Generation Youth Centre (NGen) for hosting HARE and the movie, Powerful: Energy for Everyone! We hope everyone who came to the event enjoyed themselves and learned a bit more about

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How should Ontario invest in energy?

How Ontario’s government should invest its money is a topic of constant contention.  Considering options requires that we understand some of the available solutions. To provide more information, Hamilton Association for Renewable Energy (HARE), Environment Hamilton, The Council of Canadians

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See you at the FGM this Sunday, Jan 27th!

On Sunday January 27th, 2013 from 1:30 pm to 4 pm, HARE will be holding its first General Meeting at the Hamilton Public Library’s main branch, 55 York Blvd. We will be meeting in the Hamilton room, located on the

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HARE to join forces with GECO

The Hamilton Association for Renewable Energy (HARE) is joining with Spark Solar’s newly formed renewable energy co-operative-Green Energy Co-operative of Ontario Inc. (GECO.) Members of the association are working on the next steps to make renewable energy projects in our community a

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Final Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) Rules Out!

This is to advise you that the final FIT Program Rules, Contract and other program documents have now been posted on the FIT Program website. The Ontario Power Authority thanks all those who provided comments and submissions on the draft documents. The

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Federation to Solve Ontario's Green Energy Struggle

Federation of Community Power Co-operatives (FCPC)  to solve Ontario’s green energy struggle From the press release Despite the best intentions, Ontario’s Feed-In tariff (FIT) program has resulted in contentious debates over energy in then province.  Community participation in projects was suggested

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We are voting: For profit or not for profit renewable energy co-operative.

The game is afoot and we are asking members of the group to cast their vote (educated of course) as to whether they want to go for profit or not for profit. Here’s some information that can help you decide:

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A renewable energy co-op for Hamilton

Solar power to the people July 11, 2012 00:07:00 Matthew Van Dongen Think of it as a chance to buy shares in the sun. A Hamilton group is seeking residents interested in joining the city’s first renewable energy co-operative. The

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With share capital or without share capital? For profit or not for profit?

The big question is should our co-op be a for profit (with share capital) or a not for profit (without share capital)? Sigh. Why can’t it be easy like in the case of Leominster Solar Co-op over in Britain where it’s

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