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Recent Releases from Ontario Sustainable Energy Association

Note to Editor: Green Energy Doors Open 2017 - Ontario Local Events Locator

Published Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:11:59 EST Read More

What: Green Energy Doors Open 2017 in Ontario communities between September 22-24, is a celebration of green technology, energy conservation initiatives and renewable energy. The Ottawa region GEDO 2017 takes place from September 30 to October 1. GEDO 17 is also occurring in BC and Alberta, September 22-24. In 2016, 10,000+ people visited the 200+ GEDO all FREE event sites. Events: GEDO 2017 will feature more than 80 events across Ontario includi...... Click here to read this release



Green Energy Doors Open a province-wide success

Published Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:08:34 EST Read More

(Ontario, Thursday, October 10) The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s (OSEA) second annual Green Energy Doors Open, held Saturday, October 5, 2013, was a great success! The province-wide event included 66 sustainable energy champions who opened their homes, community buildings and businesses to showcase conservation, renewable energy, combined heat and power, green buildings, clean transportation and other green energy projects. Ontario has established itself as a leader in s...... Click here to read this release



Province-wide sustainable energy showcase happening on Saturday, October 5th

Published Sat, 5 Oct 2013 10:29:36 EST Read More

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Energy Doors Open features 66 events (Ontario, Saturday, October 5) Today 66 sustainable energy champions across Ontario are opening their homes, community buildings and businesses to showcase conservation, renewable energy, combined heat and power, green buildings, clean transportation and other green energy projects as part of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s (OSEA) second annual Green Energy Doors...... Click here to read this release



Nipissing University’s Biomass Innovation Centre offering tour of local renewable energy projects

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2013 14:58:24 EST Read More

(North Bay, ON, October 3, 2013) On Saturday, October 5, 2013 the Biomass Innovation Centre at Nipissing University will be hosting several exhibits from local community renewable energy cooperatives and leading tours of local sites. The tours are being offered between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to see local solar and biomass projects and learn how you can get involved. Attendees can learn how sustainable biomass is a valuable component of the community energy p...... Click here to read this release



Electric vehicle test drive and smart home demonstration trailer in Woodstock

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2013 11:14:23 EST Read More

(Woodstock, ON, October 4, 2013) Woodstock Hydro Services Inc. and Arntjen Solar North America are co-hosting their new Sustainable Energy Expo Smart Home Trailer this Saturday. All are welcome to come out and discuss the future of smart grids and smart home technologies, including renewable energy, energy storage, smart appliance and more. You may also test drive Woodstock Hydro’s Nissan Leaf EV. The event, one of over 60 locations across the province participating in Green Ene...... Click here to read this release



Visit a Stoney Creek home that is a great example of energy efficiency

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2013 11:05:28 EST Read More

(Stoney Creek, ON, October 4, 2013) Stephen Bieda and his wife are working hard to provide their six children with an education and a legacy of a sustainable existence in the future. Stephen is offering a tour of his home this Saturday, as part of Green Energy Doors Open. Stephen is participating so that his neighbours and friends may learn about how they can create green jobs, and save themselves a lot of money, all while doing something great for the environment. Visit the Bieda...... Click here to read this release



Tour Vaughan City Hall and Woodbridge's Archetype Sustainable House

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2013 10:08:40 EST Read More

(October 3, 2013) There are two exciting events happening in Vaughan and Woodbridge on Saturday, October 5 as part of Green Energy Doors Open. Visitors are invited to explore Vaughan City Hall between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Vaughan City Hall was completed in 2011 and built to LEED Gold standards. Once certified, it will become one of the largest publicly owned buildings to achieve this standard. Vaughan’s new City Hall is a leading example of the City’s commitment to environment...... Click here to read this release



Open tour of Green Sun Rising in Windsor for Green Energy Doors Open

Published Fri, 4 Oct 2013 10:03:12 EST Read More

(Windsor, ON, October 3, 2013) Green Sun Rising Inc., an Ontario-based solar company, is offering a public tour of its facility in Windsor. This tour, one of over 60 locations across the province participating in Green Energy Doors Open, is being offered on Saturday, October 5th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. One of the company’s newer products, the solar pergola, can serve as a solid cover to provide shade for a patio, or as a carport to protect vehicles. At the same time, it prod...... Click here to read this release



Wind turbine climb, walking tour and water heat recovery display for Green Energy Doors Open

Published Thu, 3 Oct 2013 16:48:25 EST Read More

(Toronto, ON, October 3, 2013) There are three exciting events happening at the Exhibition Place grounds on Saturday, October 5 as part of Green Energy Doors Open. All three events are examples of successful renewable energy projects that are moving the green economy forward. Green Energy Doors Open has over 60 hosts participating in this province-wide green energy showcase. Toronto Renewable Energy Cooperative (TREC) is holding its 2nd annual Climb the Turbine event. Th...... Click here to read this release



Green Energy Doors Open - self guided tour of Mountain Equipment Co-op in Ottawa

Published Thu, 3 Oct 2013 16:42:19 EST Read More

(Ottawa, ON, October 3, 2013) Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is offering a self-guided tour of its Ottawa building for anyone interested in learning about principles for Green Building Systems. This location was the first retail building to meet the government’s C-2000 green building requirements. The tour will take approximately 20 minutes. You may take the tour anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th, 2013. This event is one of over 60 locations across the...... Click here to read this release



On Saturday October 5th come explore Green Energy Doors Open 2013

Published Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:03:29 EST Read More

Over 50 Events Will Take Place across the Province The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is building on the success of its first Green Energy Day that was held in 2011, by hosting a second province-wide renewable energy showcase. Green Energy Doors Open is being held across the province on Saturday, October 5th. There are over 50 exciting events taking place province-wide. To find out more about events in your area please visit ...... Click here to read this release



Green Energy Doors Open Wants You

Published Mon, 9 Sep 2013 10:51:36 EST Read More

Join with Your Fellow Sustainable Energy Leaders and Sign Up to Participate In the Second Annual Doors Open Day (September 9, 2013) The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is building on the success of the first Green Energy Day that was held in 2011, by hosting a second province-wide renewable energy showcase. Green Energy Doors Open is being held across the province on Saturday, October 5th. The goal is to have a presence in 50 Ontario communities. ...... Click here to read this release



Free Webinar - What lessons can Ontario and North America learn from the decentralized energy transition occurring in Germany?

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:13:05 EST Read More

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German sustainable energy experiment successes and challenges: Is a similar transition possible in Ontario?

Published Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:15:49 EST Read More

Media Technical Briefing What: Media Technical Briefing with Arne Jungjohan Director for the Environment and Global Dialogue Program, Heinrich Boell Institute (Washington office) Where: OSEA office, 156 Front Street West, Suite 201, Toronto Ontario Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012 Time: 9:00 am - 9:45 am (EST) To confirm participation or for more details, contact: Geoff Taylor, Business Development and Outreach Manager, (416) 441-97...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) supports Province's new Feed-in Tariff rules and pricing

Published Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:06:05 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, March 22, 2012) The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program update announced today is a positive and natural progression of the FIT program and a victory for communities, First Nations and progressive renewable energy developers. "The Government's re-engagement and willingness to improve the program is both very important and timely. This renewed commitment will further strengthen Ontario's leadership role in renewable energy," stated Kristopher Stevens...... Click here to read this release



Ontario's green energy future to be focus of third annual Community Power Conference

Published Fri, 14 Oct 2011 16:45:59 EST Read More

How will the Feed-in-Tariff review shape Green Energy 2.0 in Ontario? Media Advisory WHAT: Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) to host its third annual Community Power Conference. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: • Community and Commercial developers • Lenders and investors • Community Leaders and Delegates • Economic Development Officers • Chief Administrative Officers • Mayors • School Board...... Click here to read this release



Kitchener-based community group awarded $70,000 solar panel system for winning green energy video contest

Published Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:36:24 EST Read More

Media Release Other winners from Little Current and Toronto (September 28, 2011) On behalf of the Mennonite Central Committee of Ontario (MCC Ontario), Kitchener resident and film-maker Ken Ogasawara was awarded the grand prize of a 10kW solar PV system, after winning the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association's (www.ontario-sea.org) WattsNEXT? green energy video contest. The WattsNEXT?...... Click here to read this release



Green Energy Field Day at Queen’s Park to feature former Toronto mayor David Miller

Published Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:37:49 EST Read More

Media Advisory This Saturday, September 24th, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (www.ontario-sea.org) will be hosting a Green Energy Field Day event at Queen's Park. The event is part of OSEA's province-wide, doors-open Green Energy Field Day, where green energy projects will be showcased in cities across the province. It is on September 24th to link up with the global Moving Planet day - a day to move beyond fossil fuels and...... Click here to read this release



First Green Energy Field Day to be held across Ontario this Saturday

Published Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:34:08 EST Read More

Media Advisory What:Ontario's first province-wide "doors open" Green Energy Field Day, hosted by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association ( www.ontario-sea.org), will be this Saturday, September 24th, 2011. Businesses, farms, schools, companies and organizations across Ontario will be showcasing their green energy project. Participating locations so far include Aurora, Burlington, Caledon, Cobden, Hamilton, Innerkip, Miss...... Click here to read this release



Kingston and the Islands MPP Candidates to attend Green Energy Field Day event this Saturday at Wolfe Island

Published Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:29:04 EST Read More

Media Advisory What: Provincial election candidates for Kingston and the Islands, John Gerretsen (Liberal party) and Robert Kiley (Green Party), will be attending the "Celebrate New Energy on Wolfe Island" event this Saturday, September 24th. The event also includes a kite flying competition, a children's art show, music, solar oven building, farmers market, free lunch, and business showcase. The Wolfe Island event is part of Ontario's first province-wide, "doors...... Click here to read this release



Community Power Conference 2009 Blazes a Trail in Ontario

Published Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:17:03 EST Read More

Community Power Conference 2009 Blazes a Trail in Ontario (Tuesday, November 17, 2009) The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) wraps up a very successful 1st Annual Community Power Conference with the creation of a new 'International Community Power working group' with OSEA and the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA). Dr. Josef Pesch from Freiburg, Germany, said, 'this will allow for renewables to become centralized via Community Power projects. We have more renewables...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunities - Community Power experts to speak at OSEA conference

Published Sat, 14 Nov 2009 20:46:19 EST Read More

Interview Opportunities - Community Power experts to speak at OSEA conference The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is hosting its first annual Community Power Conference November 15-16. Community Power and renewable energy experts from around the world will be speaking about current issues and trends in the sector, how it’s growing and how it can be developed. The following speakers will be available for interviews: Dr. Josef Pesch Dr. Pesch co-...... Click here to read this release



Turning Ontario into sustainable energy province focus of Community Power Conference 2009

Published Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:18:19 EST Read More

Media Advisory Turning Ontario into sustainable energy province focus of Community Power Conference 2009 Building community networks and local energy solutions is the goal of the first annual Community Power Conference (CP2009). Hosted by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA), this event will build on the foundation of Ontario's new Green Energy Act, and work towards 100% sustainable energy. Dr. David Suzuki is the 2009 Honourary Chair. OSEA defines Community...... Click here to read this release



OSEA to host First Annual Community Power Conference

Published Thu, 15 Oct 2009 09:36:56 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Environment, Renewable Energy and Community Reporters and Editors OSEA to host First Annual Community Power Conference Early bird registration extended until October 30th (Toronto, October 15, 2009) The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is gearing up for the first annual Community Power Conference. Scheduled for November 15 to 16, the conference will bring together industry leaders, government officials and community-based groups in...... Click here to read this release



World Wind Energy Award 2009 goes to George Smitherman, Energy Minister of Ontario

Published Thu, 25 Jun 2009 09:57:09 EST Read More

World Wind Energy Award 2009 goes to George Smitherman, Energy Minister of Ontario Toronto/Jeju/Bonn (WWEA/OSEA/GEAA) - The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) and its partners in the Green Energy Act Alliance (GEAA) congratulate Hon. George Smitherman on receiving the World Wind Energy Award 2009. On the occasion of the 8th World Wind Energy Conference 2009 on Jeju island, Korea, the Board of the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) has...... Click here to read this release



Green Energy Act discussed at Markdale Event

Published Wed, 4 Mar 2009 10:31:41 EST Read More

Media Release Green Energy Act the Solution to Environmental and Economic Crises is theme of Markdale Meeting (Markdale ON., March 4, 2009)- Citizens from Markdale and surrounding areas attended a public meeting at the Markdale Community Centre last night, organized by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). A presentation was made outlining what the Green Energy Act Alliance recommends be included in the Green Energy Act, ...... Click here to read this release



Ottawa River Institute welcomes Green Energy Act

Published Wed, 25 Feb 2009 10:13:25 EST Read More

Media Release Ottawa River Institute welcomes Green Energy Act (Griffith, Feb 25, 2009) The Ottawa River Institute with its mission to foster sustainable communities and ecological integrity, welcomes the introduction of the Green Energy Act by the Ontario government. "We are particularly pleased that government acknowledges the great contribution to be made by small power producers who generate clean energy in their widely dispersed communities throughout the province," s...... Click here to read this release



Manitoulin Island event to discuss proposed Green Energy Act

Published Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:00:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory Manitoulin Island event to discuss legislation that would make renewable energy a provincial priority Frustration is growing in parts of rural Ontario where farmers, municipalities, First Nations, and local owners of green energy projects are unable to fully contribute to the future of Ontario's green electricity. A Green Energy Act that would empower all Ontario residents to become power generators is being proposed by an alliance of agricultural, labour,...... Click here to read this release



New Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Board members represent diversity of sustainable energy sector

Published Fri, 14 Nov 2008 10:26:30 EST Read More

Media Release New Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Board members represent diversity of sustainable energy sector TORONTO, November 14, 2008 - Newly elected Board members of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association represent a wide cross-section of people and communities involved in sustainable energy and committed to a Green Energy Act in Ontario. "We are very pleased to welcome our new Board. They bring with them not only immense experience and knowledge, but the...... Click here to read this release



2008 World Wind Energy Conference concludes on a positive note

Published Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:11:25 EST Read More

2008 World Wind Energy Conference concludes on a positive note Kingston Conference signals new era in community power and looks to Ontario for leadership Kingston, Ontario, June 27, 2008 – The 2008 World Wind Energy Conference wrapped up yesterday and the overwhelming mood of the 800 conference attendees pointed toward the fact that Ontario should act quickly to institute a Green Energy Act as part of its energy policy. Kristopher Stevens, Executive Director of the Onta...... Click here to read this release



World Wind Conference 2008 - Update - Conference Activity, Day One

Published Wed, 25 Jun 2008 09:28:53 EST Read More

WWEC 2008 (Update - Conference Activity, Day One) - Community power and decentralized investment key for accelerated wind energy deployment Government of Ontario works on improvement of Standard Offer Programme and considers Green Energy Act Kingston/Bonn (WWEA June 25 2008) - More than 600 high-level delegates from 40 countries have gathered for the 7th World Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition Community Power (WWEC 2008) at the St. Lawrence College in Kingston (Ontario), Ca...... Click here to read this release



Green Energy Act will keep Ontario from being a "have not" province

Published Mon, 2 Jun 2008 09:45:22 EST Read More

Green Energy Act will keep Ontario from being a "have-not" province (Toronto, June 2, 2008) At Queen’s Park this morning, a broad coalition of farmers, environmentalists, First Nations and industry associations called upon the Province to create North America’s first Green Energy Act. The Act would build on recent successes and ensure Ontario does not become an energy “have-not” jurisdiction but rather a continent-wide leader. This briefing is the first step in the Ontario S...... Click here to read this release



World Wind Energy Conference celebrates Ontario Government Support

Published Wed, 21 May 2008 15:17:34 EST Read More

World Wind Energy Conference celebrates Ontario Government Support John Gerretsen, Minister of Environment presents international renewable energy conference with funding for North American debut in Kingston, ON KINGSTON, ON (Wednesday May 21, 2008) - The Honourable John Gerretsen, Ontario Minister of the Environment and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, presented the 7th World Wind Energy Conference (WWEC2008) with $100,000 in sponsorshi...... Click here to read this release