In partnership with the Halton Environmental Network, we have received an education grant from the Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP)!

The Hamilton Halton Energy Awareness Team (HHEAT) project will raise awareness in 6 communities in the Hamilton and Halton Region about the benefits and importance of renewable energy. 

Through awareness-raising, HHEAT aims to facilitate the formation of neighbourhood networks to explore the potential to establish community renewable energy co-operatives.  HHEAT efforts will culminate in the Spring of 2012 with a Community Renewable Energy Summit designed to inspire intercommunity collaboration and action.

Audiences will be reached through existing social networks withinthe Hamilton and Halton regions including:  faith groups, neighbourhood associations, business improvement areas, local environmental organizations, school associations, etc.

Over 2011/12,HHEAT will provide community presentations, a community handbook, brochure and documented summit proceedings all in an effort to facilitate the emergence of community renewable energy cooperatives. 

Resources: Summit Presentation Slides Now Available!

 Here are the presentation slides from our Renewable Energy Summit on June 10th at the RBG

Harry French - OSEA 

James Law - TREC

Hany M.D Ibrahim - Horizon Utilities 

Rob Yost -LIFE

Overview of HHEAT. Community Power in Ontario with Graham Flint

About CEPP:

The Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP) is a grant program designed to support community power in Ontario. CEPP assists community power projects through funding support of up to $200,000.  Funding opportunities for renewable energy education projects are also now available to assist not-for-profit, charitable and co-operative organizations in Ontario.

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Hamilton Association for Renewable Energy (HARE)

Are you interested in exploring in the potential for a renewable energy co-operative in Hamilton?

A newly formed group is working towards starting a solar co-operative in Hamilton. We meet at the Hamilton Public Library (4th floor).

If you are eager to learn more about community power projects for our city, come out and join us!

Our next meetingTBA at 7pm. Contact Beatrice for details at hamiltonhare@environmenthamilton.org


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