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What is Community Energy?

What is Community Energy? Community energy (CE) refers to the direct participation in, ownership of, and sharing of collective benefits from renewable energy (RE) projects. It represents a form of ownership and production of renewable energy by and for a local community. CE stands in stark contrast to the prevalent, large-scale centralized energy systems, where...

Project Overview

Project Overview The People, Power, Planet Partnership (PPPP) was formed to assess, document and share the experiences and lessons of community energy developments across Canada and beyond, with the goal of increasing the level of awareness and rate of implementation of such projects nation-wide. Community energy projects can generate many positive outcomes, serving many local,...

Project Leads

Dr. J.J. McMurtry (Principal Investigator) York University, Department of Social Science jmcmurtr [at] yorku.ca (416) 736-2100 ext. 77820 Website Judith Lipp Executive Director, TREC Renewable Energy Co-operative jlipp [at] trec.on.ca (416) 977-5093 ext. 2340 Website

The Partners

The Partners University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work Dalhousie University, School for Resource and Environmental Studies Canadian Co-operative Association The Canadian Co-operative Association is a not-for-profit co-operative with a mission to establish and grow co-operatives, credit unions and community based organizations to reduce poverty, build sustainable livelihoods and improve civil society in less developed...

Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the efforts of graduate students for their valuable contributions over the course of our project: Latanya Austini, York University Michael Bakaic, York University Sarah Bale, York University Laura Bashford, York University Alice Dixon, York University Rotem Erez, York University Nancy Ghuman, York University Asmaa Haye, York University Binesh Lodhi, York...

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