1:00pm to 2:30pm Eastern Time
The "People, Power, Planet Partnership (P4): Best Practices and Knowledge Mobilization in Community Energy Development" 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. Launched in May 2014, P4 is a two-year research and knowledge mobilization initiative generously funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The project's co-leads are Dr. J.J. McMurtry from York University and Dr. Judith Lipp, Executive Director of TREC Renewable Energy Co-operative.
On behalf of P4, you are invited to join a presentation of recent research, analysis and strategic discussion about community energy as part of the launch of the P4 website. P4 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.
P4's research efforts to-date focused on:
- The latest status of Renewable Energy (RE) and Community Energy (CE) project and policy developments in each jurisdiction across Canada
- Indigenous communities’ involvement in RE and CE projects in each jurisdiction across Canada
- Different ownership models under which CE projects are developed
- The intersections between Social Finance (SF) and CE
The community of practice, policy and research around community-ownership of energy projects is growing across Canada and P4 has been contributing to that work as well as creating a hub for it, through the P4 website.
This launch and following discussion comes at a very exciting time for renewable and community energy in Canada with:
- New Federal leadership committed to addressing climate change;
- Aggressive provincial renewable energy target announcements;
- Fast moving clean technology advances and falling costs; and
- Growing interest and participating by by citizens and Indigenous peoples in taking charge of their energy needs for social, environmental and economic gain.
Join this important discussion and help spread the word to others in your network.
If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to Derya Tarhan, P4's Project Co-ordinator at derya at trec.on.ca