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2019 Investment Offering Statement

Posted on: May 23rd, 2019 by CED Co-op

TIME TO INVEST! We have officially launched our third investment opportunity!  CED Co-op plans to raise up to a maximum of $3 million through the sale of Bonds.  Since it is the smallest raise so far, there is a good chance we could sell out of investments before the offering truly closes.  Time is money.  […]

Partner Profile: Salus Marine Wear

Posted on: December 19th, 2018 by CED Co-op

This month we’re interviewing Steve Wagner, from Salus Marine Wear. Salus Marine Wear is a Canadian PFD (Personal Floatation Device) manufacturer in Waterloo, Ontario. Underneath their solar-panel covered roof, Salus sews comfortable vests for recreation, paddling, sailing, and more. Tell us about how Salus began. Salus was a basement startup 18 years ago. One sewing […]

Green Energy Act Cancellation

Posted on: September 21st, 2018 by CED Co-op

The Ford Government’s efforts to repeal the Green Energy and Green Economy Act is a disappointing, but not unforeseen, action from a government that has pledged to eliminate spending on renewable energy. This legislation once again proves that the government does not support the jobs, investment, and positive environmental impact created by the clean economy.  […]

Renewable Energy Benefits Municipalities

Posted on: September 19th, 2018 by CED Co-op

As a renewable energy co-operative, CED Co-op belongs to FCPC – the Federation of Community Power Co-operatives. FCPC unites, represents, and grows the Community Power community. Recently, FCPC has been working to share how the new Net Metering framework for solar power can help municipalities in Ontario. What is Net Metering? Net Metering is a […]

$7.5 Million Raised

Posted on: August 16th, 2018 by CED Co-op

Our 2017 Offering Statement successfully closed on July 27th, and now that the final transfers are coming in, we can proudly say that we have raised $7.5 million! Over 150 members and investors took advantage of this opportunity to invest in line with their values. Their funds are now powering renewable energy generation, while earning […]

Your Last Chance To Invest

Posted on: July 19th, 2018 by CED Co-op

Our Offering Statement closes July 27th, 2018, which means there is just 1 week left to support renewable energy, while earning returns that beat the market. Current investors can invest any amount in this Offering Statement, and we have a diverse range of options: Investors who prefer liquidity can invest for as little as 1 year and earn 3%. […]

How Does The New Ontario Government Affect CED Co-op Investments?

Posted on: July 4th, 2018 by CED Co-op

Recently, members have noticed that the incoming Ontario government has taken steps to eliminate spending on renewable energy and efficiency programs. Based on the rhetoric we heard prior to the election, this is in line with what we had expected, and should not affect our CED Co-op portfolio of projects. GreenON vs FIT The cancellation […]

Investment, Divestment, and Impact Investing

Posted on: June 7th, 2018 by CED Co-op

Have you ever stopped to think about what your investments are funding? How can we use these funds to do less harm, or better yet, do more good? CED Co-op President Brian Unrau shares the difference between traditional investing, divestment, and investing with ESG goals in mind. Of course, your best option is to find […]

The Ontario Election and CED Co-op

Posted on: June 5th, 2018 by CED Co-op

As election day nears here in Ontario, we have had many CED Co-op members ask us what potential impact the results could have on our co-op and our solar power projects. Safety In Numbers While we are not thrilled at the prospects of the coming election results, we are confident in our contracts being honoured. […]


Posted on: May 25th, 2018 by CED Co-op

In 2017 we celebrated solar with Balnar Management in Guelph, launched our online Member Zone, and introduced our new Offering Statement, which has already raised over $5 million! Join your fellow members as we celebrate another successful year for Community Energy Development Co-operative at our Annual General Meeting. Our Offering Statement is only open until […]