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  • OSEA: Improve your opportunity to earn FIT contract priority points with OSEA’s Community Support Resolution Tool
    alternatives for sustainable energy the support of grass roots based community power groups employing the co operative governance model and by advancing the economic case for distributed energy OSEA is pleased to launch a new Tool that will assist both community and commercial developers to obtain additional FIT contract priority points The Community Support Resolution Tool was developed by OSEA in conjunction with the Conference Board of Canada and ClearSky Advisors exclusively for OSEA The Tool establishes the economic impact of renewable energy development on the local economy that s jobs and taxation generated by either wind or solar PV projects in local municipalities The proposed FIT rules award Priority Points towards a FIT contract if the project has received the support of a Municipality in the form of a Municipal Council Support Resolution or it has received the support of an Aboriginal Community in the form of an Aboriginal Community Support Resolution OSEA members can obtain select economic indicators free of charge The Community Support Resolution report incorporates members project economic impact data a free member service with model output appendices a municipal resolution presentation template a glossary of terms model description and an OSEA endorsement For more on

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  • OSEA: Ontario Co-operative Association Elects OSEA Community Power expert to the Board
    Search Home News Updates News Updates Ontario Co operative Association Elects OSEA Community Power expert to the Board The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association OSEA is pleased to announce the election of Harry French Director of OSEA s Community Power Services Group as a Board member of the Ontario Co operative Association OnCoop In this new role Harry will have the opportunity to further contribute to the ongoing development of Ontario s co operative policy and regulatory environment OSEA with its roots in Community Power has from its founding been a strong supporter and proponent of the co operative and social enterprise movement said Kristopher Stevens Executive Director Harry has been working hard with the co operative sector for a number of years now helping renewable energy co ops get off the ground and we are proud he has been elected and will now have the opportunity to further contribute to the successful advancement of the co operative sector throughout province OnCoop have worked together to advance renewable energy co operatives for more than ten years and under a reciprocal deal all co operative members of OSEA are also considered members of OnCoop To find out more about the OnCoop please

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  • OSEA: Top Ten things our members should know about the FIT 2.0 directive
    our members should know about the FIT 2 0 directive The microFIT rules contract and application window will be available on the OPAs website this week as early as tomorrow The application window for small FIT will open at the same time as the rules contract are posted The OPA is committed to completing this task before the end of the month Greater clarity provided on the prioritization of contract capacity set aside for projects with greater than or equal to 50 community or aboriginal equity participation OPA shall prioritize within any FIT window these projects over any other applications that obtain prioritization points Definition of community from April 5th remains unchanged and the focus remains on co operatives and First Nations Further clarity on project readiness as well as points awarded for projects that applied on or before July 4 2011 or on or after July 5 2011 Directive introduces a cure period for FIT contracts that default on priority points awarded CEPP to allocate 1 000 000 for education and marketing Greater flexibility provided for ground mount PV in protecting agricultural lands Working Group to be established for project siting concerns and Set aside established as part of

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  • OSEA: Municipal Resolutions and By-laws in support of FIT 2.0 projects
    process does not need to be a complicated process and a number of other communities have already adopted a similar process Here are the details First a member of Council makes a Resolution supporting a renewable energy project at a Council meeting Secondly at the end of this same meeting Council passes a Confirming By law which confirms ALL of the actions decisions taken at the meeting In many municipalities it is standard practice to pass a Confirming By law at the end of each Council Meeting A Confirming By law includes all decisions made during the meeting The cumbersome process of individual by laws for each project should not be necessary The developer will want hard copies of the Resolution Confirming By law to provide to the Ontario Power Authority The work that a proponent does to gain Council support using the OSEA Community Support Resolution Tool and template for instance remains in force and will be important in garnering support of the Council Also getting onto the Council agenda may take time in certain instances so developers should discuss this with the municipality in order to understand the process and timing requirements Brant Renewable Energy as a municipally owned entity has encouraged its Council to consult with them via Senior Staff to gain specific insights into a proponent s project Council should ensure its decisions are not made for an improper purpose in considering such a resolution Brant Renewable Energy s consultation with their legal counsel on this matter was an important step in this process and it is always recommended that you seek your own legal counsel Thank you to Scott Stoll at Aird Berlis LLP and Peter Black at Brant County Renewables for sharing their insights on this matter with the OSEA membership and network If

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  • OSEA: Reed Exhibitions and OSEA collaborate in newest All-Energy Exhibition and Conference Series
    and in providing a positive influence in the balance of North America The All Energy event model has been successful in both the UK and Australia and together we will make it a success here Developing All Energy Canada with OSEA is an important step in securing our position in the North American alternative energy market says Jonathan Heastie Exhibition Director Renewable and Alternative Energy Global Group Reed Exhibitions What s more it is a key element of our global renewable energy strategy the expansion of which was a deciding factor when acquiring All Energy Our growing portfolio of global alternative energy events also includes World Smart Energy Week Tokyo World Future Energy Summit Abu Dhabi Asia Future Energy Forum Singapore and Fenesucro Agrocana Sert ozinho Brazil Over 165 000 visitors attended the 18 Reed Exhibitions alternative energy events in 2011 meeting 3 000 exhibitors and taking part in fascinating and highly relevant conference sessions and networking to great effect We will leverage our knowledge and contacts within the industry through this portfolio of leading events to help develop All Energy Canada The All Energy parent show held in Aberdeen Scotland annually since 2001 is often referred to as the AGM of the UK renewables industry and now attracts total attendance in excess of 8 300 with nearly 600 exhibiting companies and a packed conference and seminar programme of over 300 speakers dealing with all forms of renewable energy and the opportunities and challenges faced by the sectors All Energy Canada will strive to replicate the success of its sister events bringing together the renewables and sustainability sectors at one key exhibition and conference Heastie continues Canada boasts similar excellent natural resources which are and can be used to generate clean sustainable energy Ontario as Canada s most populous province is leading the way in supporting renewables through the Green Energy Act GEA and OSEA s role in driving forward the green agenda both in the province and across the country was instrumental in our choosing them as the key industry stakeholder with which to develop All Energy Canada Kristopher Stevens OSEA s Executive Director adds The All Energy Canada conference and exhibition is designed as a cost effective and comprehensive multi track event which will include First Nation opportunities smart cities and smart grid energy efficiency energy conservation renewable energy generation and finance and venture capital Kristopher concludes We are pleased that John Kourtoff an OSEA Board Director and Jonathan Heastie of Reed Exhibitions will be Co chairing the All Energy Canada Advisory Board Both Reed Exhibitions and OSEA see this collaboration as an important step in meeting our commitment to further advancing the sustainable sector in Ontario and the rest of North America Further information on All Energy Canada is available from www all energy com canada htm ENDS Notes for Editors For further information about All Energy please contact Judith Patten judithpatten jppr uk com Tel 44 0 20 82411912 Fax 44 0 20 8940 6211 About

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  • OSEA: Powering Prosperity brings together the sustainable energy community
    together the sustainable energy community View more photos On Thursday October 11 2012 the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association hosted Powering Prosperity a night that brought together the who s who of the sustainable energy sector Nearly 400 supporters members and new friends joined us for dinner drinks and the opportunity to discuss the relationship between sustainable energy and economic growth As guests settled in for appetizers and prosecco David DeYoe and Kristopher Stevens opened the ceremonies with welcoming speeches about community and commercial resiliency cooperation and integration Moving swiftly into the first course we heard from the Carpenters Union our partner host of the All Energy Canada Conference Reed Exhibitions and the Counsel General of the UK on the opportunities that exist as we transform our energy system Our guest speaker Michael H Shuman gave a passionate and fascinating talk on the economic challenges facing sustainable energy projects and how communities are solving these problems by coming together to independently support these projects Schuman s message underscored the importance of what we collectively are striving to accomplish here in Ontario and across the country prosperity Prosperity is all about vibrant and resilient local economies and communities good jobs healthy environments

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  • OSEA: Acquiring & Investing in FIT Contracts workshop sparks dialogue and opportunities
    Acquiring and Investing in FIT Contracts held on the afternoon of Thursday October 11 2011 in Vaughan was a smashing success We were thrilled to host close to 90 buyers sellers investors and investment seekers Cherie Brandt of Willms Shier Willms Shier began the workshop with a fantastic talk about the legal issues surrounding community involvement in renewable energy projects Grant McArthur from Blackstone Energy Solutions presented a summary of all the moving parts to consider when planning for FIT contracts Following the presentations OSEA s executive director Kristopher Stevens hosted a lively question and answer period We are so proud of our presenters and you our supporters for inspiring and engaging in amazing dialogue and we are thrilled that so much quality networking took place Need for Consent from all attendees of the Acquiring and Investing in FIT 2 0 Workshop A reminder to those that attended the Acquiring and Investing in FIT Contracts workshop on Thursday October 11 2012 we have had many requests from your fellow attendees interested in your contact information You can instantly gain access to individuals interested in doing business with you but we need your consent to release your information Please be in

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  • OSEA: Ontario opinion poll shows solid support for green energy, strong opposition to WTO ruling
    with a margin of error of 3 1 19 20 times Opinion poll released as solar industry meets at convention in Toronto Ottawa December 3 2012 A new opinion poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth Canada shows overwhelming support for green energy in Ontario and strong opposition to the World Trade Organization WTO s meddling in buy local programs that create thousands of green jobs for Ontarians The survey conducted by Oraclepoll Research found that 83 of Ontarians believe it is important to have more renewable green energy in Ontario to deal with climate change and help reduce record levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere Only 11 of respondents believe that it is not important to take action The survey also found that there is strong opposition to the WTO s recent challenge of Ontario s buy local green energy policies Almost three quarters 73 of respondents feel that the WTO should not be able to override Ontario s plans to encourage investment in green energy while only 27 believe that it should This opinion poll shows that there is overwhelming support for green energy in Ontario This strong support should translate into action governments should encourage the transition to solar and wind power to help reduce record levels of greenhouse gases says Beatrice Olivastri CEO Friends of the Earth Canada Almost three quarters of Ontarians believe that the WTO should not be able to override Ontario s plans to create green jobs for people in Ontario We urge the provincial and federal governments to challenge the WTO s ruling Canadians should be allowed to support our own green energy manufacturers and not be forced to rely on solar panels imported from other countries says Olivastri 30 For more information Beatrice Olivastri CEO Friends of the Earth Canada

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