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The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association is well known as a researcher, facilitator and advisor on sustainable energy policy, regulations, programs and community power business models.  The association's approach involves building bridges between communities, community and commercial proponents, government and other important stakeholders in order to ensure broad based buy in and participation as partners rather than as mere clients, members or opponents, ensuring best practices and insights that create a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable energy future for all Ontarians.

OSEA develops resources, tools and best practices to enable individual residents, Community Power proponents and progressive private sector developers to become generators and conservers of clean, green, sustainable energy.  The following guidebooks represent some of these offerings.  For further information on how OSEA can help you or your organization please contact us at info@ontario-sea.org.

Do you have an issue or topic you feel needs to be addressed or advanced? OSEA undertakes best practices research on issues that address community capacity building, community economic development and local community sustainable energy infrastructure and generation. To get involved or if you have a topic you would like to propose and champion please contact Harry French at harry@ontario-sea.org.

Please note that OSEA members are eligible for discounts on OSEA publications.  Learn more about becoming a member of OSEA here.

 


Blowing Smoke: Correcting Anti-Wind Myths in Ontario

This report aims to correct the main myths of the anti-wind activists, using credible scientific, mainstream sources to counter the collection of unfounded and unproven opinions promoted by those with only one agenda, to stop wind power.
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Free (Download here)
Hard copy:  
Member
$10.00 + $13.50 S&H (e-mail genevieve(at)ontario-sea.org to request a hard copy)
Non-member

$20.00 + $13.50 S&H
(contact info(at)ontario-sea.org)
     

Nuclear Power: Where's the Business Case?

The provincial finances are in grave shape. Higher health care and education costs are looming. There are precious few public dollars to spare. This is the worst time to commit half of Ontario’s future generation to nuclear, and take on decades more of public debt. Since we have surplus power and other base-load supply options, this is the time for all MPPs to pause, reflect, and insist that nuclear pay its own way – without another cent in public subsidies. Read our full report and get the facts.
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Initiating Your Co-operative Solar PV Community Power Project

This toolkit is designed for those interested in solar photovoltaic (PV) and renewable energy co-operatives. This resource kit will provide you with essential information on starting a co-operative solar PV renewable energy project in your community.
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Free (Download here)
Hard copy:  
Member
$10.00 + $13.50 S&H (e-mail info(at)ontario-sea.org to request a hard copy)
Non-member

$20.00 + $13.50 S&H
(contact info(at)ontario-sea.org)
     

Thermal Storage Primer: Draft Version for Stakeholder Comment

The Energy Storage Working Group
January 20, 2011
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Storage Working Group Briefing Paper

Draft Version for Stakeholder Comment
Prepared on behalf of the Energy Storage Working Group.
December 7, 2010

Authored by:
Lynda O’Malley, Centennial Energy Institute, Centennial College Appendix B contributed by Jesika Briones, Research Analyst at MaRS Discovery District FERC Case Study Contributed by Dan Goldberger of the Canadian Electricity Association

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Green Energy ACTion Kit

This kit was designed to help citizens advocate for a Green Energy Act in Ontario. It includes suggestions for getting the message out and for applying the political pressure needed to nudge our political representatives in the right direction.
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Hard copy:  
Member
$10.00 + $13.50 S&H (e-mail info(at)ontario-sea.org to request a hard copy)
Non-member


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