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Where Else Do You Find Co-operatives?

Over and over again we hear that the co-operative model is important to our members and investors, although they may not have known it when they first invested. At that time, the prospect of high returns from projects that benefit our planet was enough to convince them to invest. Over time, many have come to […]

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 by CED Co-op

Member Profile: Paul West

Paul West is one of the newest Community Energy Development Co-operative members. He is a big fan of solar, and a firm believer in similar values to the co-operative movement. We met with Paul for a chat about how he got involved with CED Co-op, and his own investments in community and solar power. How […]

Posted on: June 14th, 2017 by CED Co-op

Citizen Involvement In Renewable Energy

CED Co-op President, Brian Unrau Recently, I was part of a renewable energy panel at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation. The discussion focused on Citizen Involvement and Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources. Our special guest for the event was German Renewable Energy expert Arne Jungjohann. This was a great evening to reflect on […]

Posted on: June 7th, 2017 by CED Co-op

AGM Wrap-Up

Many thanks to the members and their friends who came to MCC Ontario last night and made our 2017 Annual General Meeting a resounding success! Although the weather was less than cooperative, we took advantage of the sun when we could, and made the most of our afternoon of celebration. Highlights included: Electric Vehicle Test […]

Posted on: May 31st, 2017 by CED Co-op

Reducing Emissions – Whose Job Is It, Anyway?

by Brian Unrau, President, Community Energy Development Co-operative As I end up involved in discussion regarding carbon footprints, reducing emissions, and hitting targets to limit warming, I often encounter the sentiment that we, as Canadians, aren’t really the problem, and that it is other countries who really need to step up.  In looking at the […]

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 by CED Co-op

Greening the Economy

Citizen Involvement and Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources There is another great event happening here in Waterloo at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation. Greening the Economy is a panel discussion with Arne Jungjohann, German Renewable Energy expert. The panel of local experts includes our own President, Brian Unrau! Arne and Brian will be joined […]

Posted on: May 16th, 2017 by CED Co-op

The Case for Divesting from Fossil Fuels in Canada

What are your finances funding? Is it time you stopped supporting fossil fuels? Curious about what this “divestment” movement is all about? Aside from the moral dilemma of investing in the fossil fuel industry, there is increased risk when you invest in companies whose valuations are declining due to the need for climate action. If we want to […]

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 by CED Co-op

Member Profile: Peter Pauls

This month we have the pleasure of a Q&A with Community Energy Development Co-operative member Peter Pauls. Peter has invested in CED Co-op both personally, and through his business. We spoke about how he got involved, and why this investment ticks all the right boxes. Let’s start at the beginning Peter. How did you get […]

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 by CED Co-op

2017 Annual General Meeting and Barbeque

Our investment success in 2015 set us up for a year of growth in 2016. This year 12 new projects began generating power, and our co-op produced over 5,000,000 kWh of clean, green energy for Ontario. In 2016 we made the first dividend and bond payments to our investors, showing financial returns for their support […]

Posted on: April 19th, 2017 by CED Co-op

Learn About Investments With Impact – Good Investment Fair

Do you want to earn good investment returns, while doing good in the world? There are many organizations, like CED Co-op, that allow you to make an impact with your investments. No longer do your dollars have to languish in a savings account! Join us to learn more about responsible investment opportunities at the Good […]

Posted on: March 29th, 2017 by CED Co-op