Banking on solar
September 8, 2015
Liz Snell wanted to install solar panels on her Guelph home to support renewable energy and make a difference to the environment. It was to her disappointment that she found her roof was too shaded and oddly shaped for solar panels. Plus, they're a lot of money – upwards of $30,000. Then she heard about the Guelph Renewable Energy Co-op (GRECo) and realized she could still help the city reduce its fossil fuel usage.
Guelph Renewable Energy Co-operative's First Project is Online!
August 21, 2015
The first of two projects by Guelph Renewable Energy Co-operative (GRECo) is now complete! The 110 kWp structure located at 2 Airpark Place in Guelph is up and running. A second 300 kWp project at 218 Silvercreek Parkway is under construction and expected to be completed later this summer. We spoke to Evan Ferrari to learn more about GRECo and the projects.
Complete shift to renewable energy within Canada's reach, academics say
March 18, 2015
Canada could shift entirely to renewable sources of electricity by 2035 and eliminate 80 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, says a group of Canadian academics that is aiming to spur government action on climate change. To get there, they recommend a national carbon-pricing plan, and greater effort to move electricity produced from low-carbon sources such as hydro dams across provincial borders.