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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.
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New kids on the block: Youth take climate action in Mississauga
In June 2019, the City of Mississauga declared a climate emergency. Behind this historic motion was a team of inspiring changemakers: a group of seven local middle school students.
Montreal’s collaborative model shows how cities can become climate leaders
As the world turned its attention to December’s COP24 climate negotiations in Poland, Montreal was sharing its own exciting climate news. The city is now officially committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.
Directeur général, Québec et Atlantique
Why investing in renewable energy is a smart move for Ontario
The proposal to repeal Ontario's Green Energy Act is actually harmful to the people of Ontario. The cancellation of some 750 renewable energy contracts will deter investment in the province, deprive Ontarians of low-cost electricity sources and kill local jobs.
What can Canada learn from Germany’s energy transition?
One of the world's great industrial powers grew its economy while reducing carbon output. From 1990 to 2014 Germany's GDP expanded by about 40 per cent while its greenhouse gas emissions dropped 26 per cent. How has Germany done it?
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.