Webinar: People-Power-Profit: The Emergence of Renewable Energy Co-operatives in Canada
Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network
These are slides from a webinar given in March 2012. This webinar toured the audience through renewable energy development across Canada, celebrating the successes and articulating the challenges of this exciting new co-op sector. The webinar discusses the current state of community power in Canada, and makes comparisons to European nations, Germany in particular. It discusses the policy environment for community power in Ontario and Nova Scotia in more detail, and comments on the current barriers and opportunities for the sector. The session created space to discuss the following questions: What are the policy and regulatory contexts? How do we build stronger cohesion across the country? How do co-operative principles and values apply to renewable energy co-ops? Unfortunately no audio recording is available for this webinar.