|Re: Making 'Clean Energy' Pay||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: R.P. Aditya (adityagrot.org)|
|Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 13:02:03 -0700 (PDT)|
There are plenty of incentives around in the US too, and opportunities to form energy coops pretty easily, esp. in Cohousing communities. At Great Oak in Ann Arbor, MI, we have our own, cooperative, "clean energy" project for the Common House that didn't require a lot of complex setup (organizational or technical) yet has provided a considerable return in just one year! http://gocoho.org/blog/?p=12 Many renewable energy projects require only minimal infrastructure to get started, and all the complicated tie-ins can happen down the line easily (with a bit of planning) -- so our experience tells us to recommend that when building, make sure you provide an insulated chase for pipes from the attic to the basement (apparently required for new homes in Ontario) or wherever you have your water heater(s)! Thanks, Adi Great Oak Cohousing Ann Arbor, MI http://www.gocoho.org On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 11:37:13AM -0700, Fred H Olson wrote: > Marlis Janes Potomac Valley Cohousing is the author of the message below. > It was posted by Fred the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] > cohousing.org> > after fixing the URL referenced and modifying the subject line. > -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- > > > > I just read an article in The Washington Post of 10/12/06 (page A 16) > about a remarkable new energy program that will be launched in Ontario > next month. > > Homeowners and businesses in this Canadian province will be compensated > by their local utility companies for any electricity they generate from > small solar, wind or water projects. > > Cohousing communities in Ontario can benefit from this progressive new > energy program, if they invest in their own 'clean energy' project. > > Similar plans have already been implemented in Europe, and will > hopefully be introduced to the US population in the near future. US > cohousing communities might become catalysts for this kind of renewable > energy program. > > The article "In Ontario, Making 'Clean Energy' Pay" can be reached via: > http://makeashorterlink.com/?J322656FD > > Long URL: > http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/11/AR2006101101846.html > > > > > Marlis Janes > Potomac Valley Cohousing, > a new cohousing group forming in Maryland > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
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- Re: Making 'Clean Energy' Pay James Kacki, October 18 2006
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