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  • Smart Microgrids May Be the Answer to Our Electricity Woes

    May 01, 2017

    Image courtesy of Sepco Picture your future neighbourhood. Electricity is provided to homes and businesses by a series of local solar installations, and a biogas plant or two which uses organic waste, like food scraps, to produce power. Battery-operated storage facilities or flywheel systems... Read More

  • Fair Hydro for Ontario

    Mar 13, 2017

                                                     The Ontario government recently announced that individual and small business ratepayers will see a 25% reduction on their ele... Read More

  • Community Bonds in Today’s Economic Landscape

    Feb 13, 2017

    What should we do with our money given the current political climate in the US and Canada? Whether you want to use your money to fight policy driven by climate-change denial, defund the oil industry and big banks, or you simply want to diversify and de-risk your investment portfolio, now is the ti... Read More

  • Exposed: Hidden Investment Fees

    Jan 13, 2017

    It goes without saying that we all want to maximize the financial returns of our investments. The terms of the agreement may be complex, but the concept is simple: You lend your money to others to use for their purposes, and they pay you back with interest. But purchasing investments comes with cos... Read More

  • 6 Things You Can Do Today To Promote a 100% Renewable Ontario

    Dec 06, 2016

    The Ontario government is taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint and promote energy efficiency and conservation. They’re doing a decent job, but it isn’t enough. So Ontarians have banded together, and we’re moving on the ground to ensure our province has a sustainable future.... Read More

  • Our Favourite Environmental Resources and Organizations in Ontario

    Nov 16, 2016

    Want to keep on top of all things environmental? Interested in learning more about investing for impact? Here’s a list of some of recommended resources: Environmental Registry Alerts Sign up for this easy-to-use web tool to get email alerts when the Ontario government is proposing to or abo... Read More

  • Why you should consider divesting

    Oct 13, 2016

    What if you learned that despite your best efforts to go green—eating locally grown food, biking to work, buying less stuff—on the whole, you have contributed more than ever to climate change because you have money invested in the fossil fuel industry? For many of us, this is the reality... Read More

  • What About Grid Parity?

    Sep 15, 2016

    Adopting renewable energy is necessary for the survival of mankind, however a vast portion of the population still do not think that clean energy is worth the effort. The sentiment that our energy bills are already high enough in Ontario permeates the media, and sends renewable energy supporters loo... Read More

  • Solar Power: A Brief History

    Aug 09, 2016

    Image courtesy of goingsolar.com.au Solar power as we know it today is a relatively young technology. Whereas other renewables, like hydro and wind power have long established histories – being used on an industrial scale even before the nations of the world started to electrify –... Read More

  • Response: Joe Oliver on Ontario’s Cap and Trade Program

    Aug 09, 2016

    Photo courtesy of Roland Shainidze By Nicholas Shatalow, SolarShare Outreach Coordinator  The pundits can’t seem to get enough of the Ontario government’s impending cap and trade program. Since Ontario unveiled its climate plan over a month ago, the province’s editorialists and other sp... Read More