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  • OSEA: Bullies make us stronger - A call to action for those seeking a prosperous Ontario
    projects were so small they were capacity exempt and no timeline for when there will be capacity Bad news and a wake up call These two announcements have sent a horrible signal to not only the renewable energy sector but to all industries thinking of investing in Ontario s economy These two decisions by the government are a wake up call for all of us who support a cleaner and more prosperous future for Ontario Grandparents concerned for their children s future farmers committed to staying on the land municipalities striving to be hubs of economic development churches and synagogues trying to be good stewards manufacturers building the new equipment and creating thousands of new jobs across the province and all others who want Ontario to lead must work together to ensure that a small vocal minority does not undermine our future Like the kid being bullied no one should be left to stand a lone We must look inside ourselves for the strength to stand up shoulder to shoulder with our family friends neighbours and colleagues for what we believe in There are decisions that must be made this year and they have nothing to do with Liberals Conservatives NDP or Greens We are going to decide what our energy system is going to look like for the next 50 or more years because new generation and new infrastructure must be built We are going to decide whether we will leave a clean or dirty legacy for our children We are going to decide if we are willing to invest in our own prosperity To understand where we want to go we need to ask some hard questions of ourselves and our leaders Compared to new renewable energy how much will new and refurbished nukes cost How about coal

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  • OSEA: Ontario Court Rules Windmill Setback "Precautionary"
    March 3 2011 Toronto ON The Ontario Divisional Court today rejected claims that the government failed to heed the precautionary principle in enacting 550 metre setbacks for terrestrial windmills The Renewable Energy Approvals Regulation under the Environmental Protection Act came into effect in October 2009 and was challenged as inconsistent with the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights that establishes a precautionary approach to decision making The court ruled however that the government conducted full public consultation and did actively consider science based evidence such as World Health Organization reports and analysis of acoustic engineering experts The court also found no evidence that the 550 metre setback is inadequate Today s ruling is a clear message that Ontario is taking a measured approach to windmill siting while phasing out coal pollution and that we must continue on the path of providing home grown clean energy while creating jobs across the province said Dr Rick Smith Executive Director of Environmental Defence This is great news for Ontarians and one that will play an important role in getting rid of dirty coal which is a real threat to Ontarian s health said Kristopher Stevens Executive Director Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Ontario s Green Energy Act has been recognized as a world leader because it incorporates international best practices like the 550 meter setback said Deborah Doncaster Executive Director Community Power Fund The ruling affirms that the 550m setback is safe for today s wind tower designs but we should continue to monitor and improve our understanding using the latest science as the technology evolves said Don McCabe Vice President Ontario Federation of Agriculture About the Green Energy Act Alliance The Alliance s vision is to make Ontario a global leader in green energy development through the use of renewable energy distributed energy and

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  • OSEA: Elected Officials Challenged: Come Clean!
    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 Elected Officials Challenged Come Clean OSEA has joined forces with Environmental Defence Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment Sierra Club Ontario and CPAWS Wildlands League to launch a new initiative designed to hit back at the confusing anti environmental rhetoric coming from Ontario s elected officials ComeClean ca challenges Ontario s elected officials to come clean and give clear answers about where they stand on clean energy jobs burning dirty coal clean water and pesticides and the Greenbelt Tell our elected officials to come clean on what matters to you Sign the petition Last Updated Thursday March 03 2011 at 11 20 40 AM Related Links CNW Press release http www newswire ca en releases archive February2011 28 c6313 html ELECTED OFFICIALS CHALLENGED COME CLEAN Radio Ads Begin in Southern Ontario TORONTO Feb 28 Goldhawk Fights Back Come Clean Campaign radio interview http zoomerradio ca dale goldhawk 2011 03 02 1425 Wednesday March 2nd 2011 11 30am AM 740 Zoomer Radio OSEA s ED Kris Stevens interviewed on the Dale Goldhawk show

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  • OSEA: Ontario's Green Energy Blues on The Agenda
    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 Ontario s Green Energy Blues on The Agenda The Agenda Ontario s Green Energy Blues Published Date 03 17 2011 Length 35 48 Misinformation spread in the media blaming renewable energy for recent rises in electricity costs was corrected by Ontario s environmental commissioner recently on TVO s current affairs program The Agenda After crunching the numbers renewables such as wind and solar energy along with conservation account for only 0 4 cents of the current cost of electricity Gordon Miller calculated At the same time the commissioner questioned the true cost of nuclear power which he said is being kept secret He wants to see the kilowatt hour cost of nuclear Also on the program defending renewable energy and the Green Energy Act was Deb Doncaster executive director of the Community Power Fund She argues for a renewable energy system that provides jobs reduces the ill effects of burning fossil fuels on health and that is good for the environment

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  • OSEA: Free Video Access - 2010 Community Power Conference
    Home News Updates News Updates Free Video Access 2010 Community Power Conference This past November the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association hosted two exciting days focused on how communities across Ontario can become part of the cutting edge of the new green economy We are excited to provide everyone full access to all of the video footage thanks to the generous donations of individuals from all four political parties who believe that the Green Energy and Green Economy Act serves all Ontarians They believe it is all of our responsibility to rebuild and improve Ontario s energy system We have a collective responsibility to address the real threats of climate change the negative health and environmental impacts of dirty coal the shortage of good jobs due to our crumbling industrial base and the global economic crisis rising prices due to energy insecurity in the Middle East and the increasingly urgent need to replace our decrepit infrastructure and generation A sustainable energy system is our goal and it begins by each of us becoming conservers and generators of clean green renewable energy on our own or in co operation with our neighbours We hope you enjoy the material and look forward to

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  • OSEA: Resources to Empower Communities
    Resources to Empower Communities OSEA has been helping communities develop sustainable energy projects for over a decade Born out of the pioneering effort to erect the now iconic windmill at Exhibition Place in Toronto OSEA was formed to pass on the lessons that had been learned and to break down systemic barriers preventing a cleaner more sustainable community centric distributed energy system OSEA hosts regular webinars workshops and an annual conference to help build capacity in the sector and has established the Community Power Services Group to assist communities around the province Over the years we have also developed a number of important guides and resources to assist Ontarians interested in contributing to a more sustainable energy system Feel free to download them to help you get your project rolling Ontario s Landowner s Guide to Wind Energy 2005 Community Power Guidebook 2006 Community Power Financing Guidebook 2007 Solar Thermal Community Action Manual 2007 Solar PV Community Action Manual 2008 Permitting and Approvals Process for Community Power Projects 2007 Green Energy Outlook Generating Opportunities for Aboriginal Communities 2010 To learn more about how we can help you and your community further download the Community Power Services Group brochure or contact

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  • OSEA: OSEA Board member takes new postion at Centre for Urban Energy
    position as manager for the Centre for Urban Energy CUE at Ryerson University starting May 2nd The CUE http www cue ryerson ca cue home html is an initiative by Ryerson s Faculty of Engineering Architectural Sciences FEAS and has been only in existence for about 6 months But it is well resourced with approximately 7 5M in start up funding from founding industry partners Toronto Hydro Hydro One Networks and the Ontario Power Authority The CUE will essentially be a major research asset of these organisations tackling the engineering and interdisciplinary issues that need to be addressed in the province s transition to a low carbon distributed energy system To enable these research activites the centre will be housed in a 7000 sq ft facility on Church St comprising a number of offices for administrators research faculty and fellows a conference room 4 large labs with 40 workbenches DC and AC electrical supplies for energy system protoyping and simulation as well as a 16 station computer lab This facility should be completed in mid late May and will house 14 research projects that are already underway with many more to come The CUE recognizes the emphasis of the founding

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  • OSEA: Message From Smart Grid Working Group - OSEA wants your input ASAP
    undertake smart grid activities Copy of the directive can be downloaded here PDF document The OEB established a Smart Grid Working Group SGWG to provide advice to Board staff on the technical aspects in respect of the implementation of smart grid The advice from the SGWG will assist with the preparation of a Board staff discussion paper That paper will form the basis for broader consultation regarding the development of the Board s smart grid guidance and the appropriate regulatory requirements Following the issuance of the Board staff discussion paper all stakeholders would be provided with the opportunity to comment The results of that consultation would provide the basis for the Board issuing the guidance and the appropriate regulatory documents Marion Fraser is representing OSEA on this working group At the last meeting Board staff posed a number of questions with respect to renewable energy We would appreciate your feedback on issues you have had with respect to any licensed electricity transmitters and distributors and other regulated entities which could be addressed in any of the Board s Codes or other requirements and set of directions for these agencies At the last meeting Board staff posed a number of questions with respect to renewable energy I would appreciate your feedback on issues you have had with respect to any licensed electricity transmitters and distributors and other regulated entities which could be addressed in any of the Board s Codes or other requirements and set of directions for these agencies Please send any information to genevieve ontario sea org as soon as possible so that we can assemble and make available to the Board Staff The Questions are as follows Questions are as follows How can efficiency be ensured in giving customers access to renewable generation What are the specific value

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