• SolarShare's Response to Bill 34. legislation to cancel the Green Energy Act

    Sep 20, 2018

    The move to cancel the Green Energy Act by the Ontario Government is a step backwards for the province in terms of avoiding climate change, supporting our communities and economic prosperity. The FIT program had essentially wound down because the final round of contracts were awarded in 2017 and ... Read More

  • Why industrial zones may be more eco-friendly than you think

    Aug 16, 2018

    Written by Alice Clark, Freelance Sustainability Writer Take any of the major routes out of Toronto, and you’ll quickly be thrust out of the downtown core of glass-plated high rises. Soon enough, the views flatten out into a checkerboard of suburban dwellings and industrial buildings. ... Read More

  • Government of Ontario's decision to cancel renewable energy projects

    Jul 16, 2018

    On Friday, July 13 the Government of Ontario published a press release outlining the government’s cancellation of 758 renewable energy contracts with a total value of $790 million.   In our opinion, this action by the Ontario Government is misguided, politically motivated and will not res... Read More

  • How do Solar Bonds compare with other investment options?

    May 22, 2018

    The following is a guest blog from Jordan Lavin of ratehub.ca How you invest your money is a very personal choice. Your investment choices might be based on your financial needs, your belief in a certain business, project or cause, your willingness to pay fees, or your tolerance to risk. Likely, al... Read More

  • How is Cap & Trade Funding a Green Ontario?

    Apr 04, 2018

    Governments can play a powerful role in the fight against climate change. They have many tools that allow them to discourage environmentally harmful economic activities and incentivize activities that are good for the planet. The Ontario government has taken a leadership role in providing solutions ... Read More

  • Does Solar Make Sense in Wintry Ontario?

    Jan 17, 2018

    Imagine fields of panels soaking up solar rays in sunny countries like Mexico, India, Costa Rica and you might be left wondering if solar makes sense in Ontario during the cold, dark, snowy months. Wonder no more! Here’s how, despite the snow, despite there being fe... Read More

  • Breaking the Barriers: Holding Community & Green Bonds in Registered Accounts

    Sep 25, 2017

    Response to MaRS report: Barriers to Putting Community Bonds into RRSP Accounts published April 2017  Introduction  Solar Bonds, Green Bonds, and Community Bonds (“Community Bonds”) are securities issued by non-profits, co-operatives, charities, and B-Corporation... Read More

  • TFSA Or RRSP? Or Both?

    Aug 29, 2017

    We asked Tuck Yiong, Portfolio Manager at Caldwell Securities Ltd., to explain the differences between these two types of accounts. Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Savings Plans can hold various investments, including: Mutual Funds Segregated Funds Stocks, Bonds ... Read More

  • The Oil Industry vs the Co-operative Business Model

    Jun 06, 2017

    On August 28, 1859 two bushy-bearded men, George Bissell and Edwin L. Drake, pulled their drill 21 meters out of the ground near Titusville, Pennsylvania. It was coated in a thick, black sludge. Oil. This well, the Drake Well, initiated the world’s first oil boom. People flowed int... Read More

  • 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