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  • OSEA: Videos interviews from office warming party
    Ontario Sustainability Services Webinars Resources Resource Library Community Power Community Power Publications Energy Policy Economics Guidebooks and Tools Renewable Energy articles publications Sustainable Energy OSEA Archives Green Energy Act Campaign Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program RESOP Search Home News Updates News Updates Videos interviews from office warming party Videos interviews from our office warming party Members and friends share updates and talk about their involvement with OSEA Gordon Harris Corinne

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  • OSEA: Chocolate and cheer in abundance at OSEA office warming
    28 2010 Toronto The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association s new office was charged with the positive energy of more than 200 Community Power supporters and partners for the associations office warming this past Wednesday OSEA member Chocosol a lateral trader of cacao beans and champion of local food served up tasty cool chocolate beverages a range of artisan chocolates and a one of a kind treat of jaguar albino chocolate Steam Whistle Brewery also contributed to the mood with their fantastic Pilsner heralded to not just be tasty but incredibly green in its production and packaging OSEA the Community Power sector s association is celebrating ten years of existence working to help every Ontarian become a conserver and generator of clean green renewable energy contributing to a sustainable and economically prosperous Ontario The association works actively in the sector representing its membership researching best practices building bridges between communities and those who wish to work with them by building capacity at the grassroots through its services group and by hosting Ontario s annual Community Power conference The OSEA team and membership invite you to join us and the folks of Green Enterprise Ontario at the Steam Whistle Round House on

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  • OSEA: Videos interviews from office warming party
    Webinars Resources Resource Library Community Power Community Power Publications Energy Policy Economics Guidebooks and Tools Renewable Energy articles publications Sustainable Energy OSEA Archives Green Energy Act Campaign Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program RESOP Search Home News Updates OSEA Member News News Updates OSEA Member News Videos interviews from office warming party Videos interviews from our office warming party Members and friends share updates and talk about their involvement with OSEA

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  • OSEA: OPA finalizes microFIT pricing for ground-mounted solar
    the backlog of microFIT projects Existing ground mounted solar project applications submitted before July 2nd 2010 have been granted the original price of 80 2 cents per kilowatt hour whether or not they have received a contract or conditional offer For applications submitted after July 2nd effective immediately a new price category has been set to 64 2 cents per kilowatt hour Further proposed changes are to disallow commercial aggregators e g businesses that lease land or rooftops from individuals for multiple renewable energy projects from participating in the microFIT program to ensure the program stays focused on encouraging homeowners farmers farm co operatives First Nations small businesses and institutions such as schools to own and develop small renewable projects To improve communication and increase transparency the OPA is establishing a microFIT program advisory panel that will discuss issues within the program review process and provide advice on it s evolution The panel will also make recommendations about appropriate contracting provisions for commecial aggregators to encourage their contributions to the clean energy economy outside of the microFIT program OSEA would like to thank our members and supporters for their empassioned concern about the proposed changes to the microFIT program As a direct result of your input a fair and equitable compromise has been reached that contributes to the stability and transparency of the microFIT FIT programs and the growth and stability of the community power sector as a whole Once again we implore you to contact your MPP and thank her or him for aiding in this process of creating a more robust renewable energy economy in Ontario Join OSEA in congratulating the government for reaffirming its commitment to the renewable energy industry and the citizens of Ontario that have become green energy champions and entrepreneurs Kris Stevens Executive Director

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  • OSEA: Proposed bylaws now available online
    RESOP Search Home News Updates News Updates Proposed bylaws now available online OSEA s new proposed bylaws have been posted for review by the membership in preparation for the online vote that will occur between September 1st and the 8th At the 2009 annual general meeting the Board of Directors were directed by the previous Board and membership to make improvements to the by laws to increase clarity regarding governance

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  • OSEA: OSEA's executive director responds to National Post columnist
    energy However while Gallant accuses OSEA of serving vested interests the Alliance did not include any commercial companies Profit was not the motive OSEA s membership may be small but its lofty goal which is as Gallant describes to save us from smog reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create sustainable communities is shared by the majority of people For some it is a matter of faith The Neighbourhood Unitarian Universal Congregation unequivocally acknowledges the peril posed to the planet and is collectively doing something about it by installing solar panels on the roof of its Toronto church crediting the Green Energy Act for making it financially feasible Meanwhile the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has erected a windmill beside its mosque and members are installing solar panels on their homes Then there are the First Nations of Wikwemikong M Chigeeng and the Chippewas of Georgina Island which are developing wind farms Under the Green Energy Act they have the opportunity to generate revenue for their communities and create jobs for their young while being good stewards of the environment for future generations according to their traditional values Farmers too are reaping the benefits Renewable energies do need land and it s the best opportunity to add a mix to the crops you ve already got We re talking about sustaining the family farm says Joe Botscheller of Farmers for Economic Opportunity OSEA was formed more than a decade ago to assist such community groups The Toronto Renewable Energy Co operative founded OSEA to share the valuable lessons it had learned in its struggle to erect the now iconic windmill at Exhibition Place in Toronto Funds from such organizations as the Trillium Foundation which Gallant accuses OSEA of using to lobby the government in fact have been provided to help communities develop renewable energy However for small widely dispersed communities to do this the electricity system had to change The Alliance looked to Europe There legislation that successfully spurred renewable energy included three essential provisions feed in tariffs based on the cost of production that allowed a modest profit long term fixed prices to secure investments and assure producers their power would be purchased and access to the electricity grid a major barrier for small generators Gallant considers the feed in tariffs too expensive He blames OSEA and its political clout for the decision by the Ontario Power Authority to reverse its plans to reduce the price paid for energy from small ground mounted solar systems by nearly a third opting instead for a less severe cut OSEA was among many organizations that criticized the OPA for changing the price before the review time We argued for stable prices while acknowledging that tariffs will fall as the technologies become cheaper In the end though we urged the government to honour its promise to pay the original price because the ultimate goal is to generate as much clean energy as quickly as possible in order to address the urgency of climate change Despite the

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  • OSEA: MicroFIT Program Changes and Advisory Committee Announced
    participating in the OPA MicroFIT Advisory Committee and needs your input OSEA has been appointed as a member of the newly established OPA Advisory Committee to review issues and recommendations regarding the MicroFIT We are seeking input from our members regarding the two following issues that have been identified as primary concerns to the Community Power sector as well as other areas of concern Rules regarding Aggregators The OPA is working to determine the appropriate per kwh price to be paid and the rules for a new category of microFIT participants called aggregators The practice of leasing your roof or land to an aggregator is suspended until the committee recommendations are implemented Eligible participants for the MicroFIT The OPA has posted a list of eligible participants for the microFIT program Download the MicroFIT Eligible Participant Schedule PDF here OSEA staff are requesting OSEA members submit their feedback and suggestions on how to improve this list and the existing definitions which currently exclude many forms of co ops faith based organizations and other Community Power groups The definition for Rooftop Facility and Existing Buildings The OPA has acknowledged that current definitions may need to be modified and are seeking input on how to modify them while preventing gaming Input can be provided via 3 channels Via the online OSEA form here Through your local policy representative for your region See below to identify your representative By participating in OSEA s upcoming member call on Tuesday September 14 at 12 30pm Please note this is only open to Supporter Champion and Enabler members of OSEA Call in numbers will be sent directly to member lead representatives Monday in advance of the meeting Help build the Community Power sector with OSEA If you are not yet a member of OSEA we invite you

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  • OSEA: OSEA needs your input
    Ministry of Energy They are giving us an opportunity to bring forward concerns and feedback as they update Ontario s Long Term Energy Plan As a member of OSEA we want to hear what you think of the plan so that we can represent you at our meeting Read some background information about the Ontario Ministry of Energy s long term energy plan Download the PDF document Fill out the

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