Charged Up

Our place, our power

Renewable energy is empowering communities across the country.

 This is the story of you — of all of us — on a mission for a cleaner, healthier, charged-up Canada.

Act locally, create change nationally

Charged Up is about people power — people coming together in their communities to invest in a low-carbon economy.

We’re inspired by the people who are leading on renewables and making a difference in towns, cities and rural areas.

Do you want to learn how to get involved in the renewable energy movement? Want to join a local solar co-op or even start your own? Interested in connecting with leaders in your community on everything from wind energy to electric vehicles? Maybe you’re already a community leader and are looking for help to overcome technical or policy obstacles.

No matter what your experience with renewable energy, we’re here to connect the dots so you can help get Canada charged up with renewables.



Photo: David Dodge
School children celebrate solar panels

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Get Canada charged up with renewable energy

Renewable energy is the best choice for the environment and the economy. Tell the federal government that the global rush for renewables is on and you want Canada to be a part of it!

Get inspired by people just like you

Kanaka Bar: Harnessing the power of community

Chief Patrick Michell had a vision for his community: to become self-sufficient with local renewable energy. This is the story of how Kanaka Bar harnessed the power of the sun and water to benefit—and inspire—the whole community.

The solar generation

Walking through the doors of Regina’s Lakeview School, you can feel the excitement. Students have been learning about Saskatchewan’s solar capacity, and they’re thrilled to learn that Regina has some of the best solar power potential in Canada. This is Canada’s solar generation — young, wide-eyed and ready to make a difference.

This net-zero library in Quebec inspires us all

Discover how one small city in Quebec built a library that runs on renewable energy. The futuristic library in Varennes, Quebec can autonomously manage its heating, lighting and electricity systems.

Tips from the Queen of Green

Children look out of a home window during winter

How to winterize your home

Although getting charged up with renewables is fun, it’s easier and cheaper to save energy. Whether you rent or own, there are things you can do around the house to improve efficiency, save a few bucks and get cozy for the winter.

Get our six tips

David Suzuki’s Science Matters

Renewable communities produce energy, jobs and hope

Community-led renewable energy projects provide a way for people to become active producers of energy rather than just passive ratepayers or consumers.

Geothermal: Tapping Earth's abundant energy

Geothermal energy is generated by heat from Earth’s rocks, liquids and steam. It provides steady energy and can serve as a more cost-effective and less environmentally damaging form of baseload power than fossil fuels or nuclear.