• 17 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub 14 Duncan Street Toronto, ON

    OSEA and Green Drinks Toronto invite you to join us for an evening of networking. Energy Drinks in partnership with Green Drinks is an opportunity to advance your business while engaging in interesting conversations on current issues and events in the sector every third Wednesday of the month.

    Interested in sponsoring?

    If interested in sponsoring one or a series of events, please contact Nicole Risse at or call 416.977.4441 x 3. OSEA membership is required and can be bundled into the sponsorship package.

    Sponsor benefits include:

    • Logo placement on both OSEA's and Green Drinks websites
    • Recognition in pre event reminder e-mails and a post event thank you e-mail
    • Corporate (standing) banner placement on site
    • Sponsor recognition at the sign-in table
    • Company brochure or other promotional materials on literature table on site
    • Opportunity to hand out give-away items to attendees
    • Recognition at future Green Drinks Events

    • 19 May 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Conference Call


    Open to all OSEA Members


    Chair: Nicole Risse
    Co-Chair: Jay Heaman

    1. Regulatory/Policy Updates (Chair/ Co-Chairs)

    2. Internal Committees & Working Groups Update

    - LTEP16/ CEOO Working Group (Christine)

    - Green Heat Working Group (Dawn)

    - Net-metering Working Group (Jay)

    - Cap & Trade Working Group (Michael) 

    3. External Committees & Working Groups Update

    - ACORE (Nicole)

    - Clean Economy Alliance (Nicole)

    4. News from Other Associations

    News from member associations joining us on the call.

    5. OSEA Activities Update

    6. Other Business & Member Updates

    If you would like something added to the agenda, please do not hesitate to contact

    • 19 May 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, 250 Yonge Street, Toronto

    Join us on Friday, May 19th, for a conversation with Mr. Arne Jungjohann about the importance of community involvement and participation in the energy transition. 

    Mr. Jungjohann is a German renewable energy expert and co-author of the book "Energy Democracy," which explores the history of the German energy transition. 

    In light of growing concerns about Climate Change, Mr. Jungjohann will share with us some of the lessons learned from the German experience as it relates to effective citizen mobilization and determination to build a more sustainable and inclusive energy infrastructure. 

    Following his presentation, Mr. Jungjohann will be joined by prominent community leaders for an engaging panel discussion. 

    * This FREE event is free but please register as space is limited. 

    * Please note that this is a scent-free event. 

    Information about the Speaker and Panelists

    Arne Jungjohann is an energy analyst and political scientist. He advises foundations, think tanks, and civil society in communication and strategy building for climate and energy policy. Previously, he worked for Minister President Winfried Kretschmann of Baden-Württemberg, the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Washington DC, in the German Bundestag, and in the family owned business. As its editor he launched the most influential English Twitter account on the German Energiewende (@EnergiewendeGER). Together with Craig Morris he co-authored Energy Democracy: Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). He is a member of the Green Academy, a network with leading thinkers from science, politics and civil society which is facilitated by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Arne is the founder of the local chapter of the German Green Party in Washington DC and lives in Stuttgart in the state of Baden-Württemberg, the country’s economic powerhouse. He studied at Philipps University Marburg and at the Free University of Berlin.

    Introducing the Discussion Panel:

    Peter Crocket, P.Eng, Chief Administrative Officer of Oxford County: 

    With 20 years of experience in senior-level municipal leadership, building on a diverse career started in municipal engineering, Peter M. Crockett brings expertise in strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, program reviews, cost effectiveness and efficiency assessments, change management, organizational change, municipal amalgamation implementation, and leadership development.

    In his current role as Chief Administrative Officer of Oxford County, Peter spearheaded the process to develop a grassroots strategy for community sustainability. His key leadership accomplishments at the County include the development of the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan; the County’s participation in a Canadian Index of Wellbeing community survey; development of Oxford’s 100% Renewable Energy and Zero Waste plans; transitioning to a municipal green fleet; introducing net zero energy performance standards into municipal housing and facility construction; advocating for Southwestern Ontario public transportation improvements; and working to establish a sustainability cluster to serve as a “living lab” for sustainability initiatives and social innovation.

    Peter has previously held positions with the City of Edmonton, Mohawk College, the Region of Peel, the City of Hamilton, the Region of Halton, and the City of Toronto. Peter

    is a graduate of McMaster University’s Civil Engineering program.

    Shane Mulligan, President of Radicle Works Ltd. and General Manager of Local Initiative for Future Energy Co-operative (L.I.F.E), Inc.:

    Shane Mulligan can most often be found walking with his dog in the woods around Kitchener, Ontario. During his working hours, he manages the Local Initiative for Future Energy Co-operative (, and consults with other community groups as President of Radicle Works Ltd.  Since 2010, Shane has worked with renewable energy proponents as they navigated under Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff Program. He has helped LIFE Co-op grow to over 450 members, and, with its community partners, to secure FIT contracts on some $15 million worth of solar and wind projects. He continues to manage relations with landowners and third party partners, while raising equity for the recently connected Moorefield Wind Project, and exploring new community energy prospects in net metering and energy storage. He also participates on OSEA’s Policy Committee Meeting and its Net Metering Working Group.

    More information about Mr. Jungjohann's Canada Tour:

    The Embassy of the Federal Republic of German to Canada and Senvion Canada Inc. invited Arne Jungjohann, renewable energy expert and author of the book Energy Democracy, to Canada. During his visit, Mr. Jungjohann will talk about the diversity of the German renewable energy landscape and the “Energiewende” (Energy transition), with its high involvement of citizens and co-ops, as a model for other nations.

    Mr. Jungjohann will speak in Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa, Waterloo and Toronto from May 15 until 19, 2017.  For more information visit:

    The tour is brought to you by:


Past Events

21 Apr 2017 Monthly OSEA Policy and Regulatory Advisory Committee Call
19 Apr 2017 Earth Week Green Drinks Party 2017
03 Apr 2017 OSEA's 1st Combined Energy Options Ontario Consortium Meeting
24 Mar 2017 Monthly OSEA Policy and Regulatory Advisory Committee Call
15 Mar 2017 Ontario Energy Drinks March 2017
08 Mar 2017 Roundtable Discussion with Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes on integrated sustainable energy planning
17 Feb 2017 Monthly OSEA Policy and Regulatory Advisory Committee Call
15 Feb 2017 Ontario Energy Drinks February 2017
02 Feb 2017 7th Annual Powering Prosperity Awards
02 Feb 2017 Powering Prosperity in DUKE Heights
01 Feb 2017 Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Harry Lehmann on the Combined Energy Options Ontario Study
20 Jan 2017 Monthly OSEA Policy and Regulatory Advisory Committee Call
18 Jan 2017 Ontario Energy Drinks January 2017
21 Dec 2016 Ontario Energy Drinks December 2016
16 Dec 2016 Monthly OSEA Policy and Regulatory Advisory Committee Call
08 Dec 2016 Special Members Meeting
01 Dec 2016 OSEA Board Election - Meet the Candidates
16 Nov 2016 Ontario Energy Drinks November 2016
21 Oct 2016 Monthly OSEA Policy and Regulatory Advisory Committee Call
19 Oct 2016 Ontario Energy Drinks October 2016
23 Sep 2016 OSEA Policy and Regulatory Advisory Committee Call
21 Sep 2016 Ontario Energy Drinks September 2016
21 Sep 2016 Combined Energy Options Ontario (CEOO) Presentation
09 Sep 2016 Green Energy Doors Open
26 Aug 2016 OSEA Policy and Regulatory Advisory Committee Call
17 Aug 2016 Ontario Energy Drinks August 2016
20 Jul 2016 Ontario Energy Drinks July 2016
15 Jul 2016 OSEA Policy and Regulatory Advisory Committee Call
28 Jun 2016 Combined Energy Options Ontario (CEOO) Workshop
20 Apr 2016 Green Energy Doors Open Info Call - Durham Region
31 Mar 2016 Annual General Meeting 2016
09 Mar 2016 OSEA Policy Workshop for Members and Supporters in Markham
03 Mar 2016 OSEA Policy Workshop for Members and Supporters in Sault Ste. Marie
29 Feb 2016 OSEA Policy Workshop for Members and Supporters in Paris, Ontario
28 Jan 2016 Green Energy Doors Open 2016 Strategy Meet-Up
15 Apr 2015 April Energy Drinks in partnership with Green Drinks Toronto
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