Tag Archives: community energy

Another Solar installation in Guelph

March 30, 2012

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Just in time for Earth Hour! Skyline has recently installed a solar system at their 524 Woolwich Street property. In the last six months, Bluewater Energy Inc. (based in Fergus, ON) has worked with Skyline to install roof top solar systems on six of Skyline’s multi-residential buildings here in the city of Guelph. The total […]

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Fall Energy Fair this Saturday

October 20, 2011

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Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative will be one of the topics of discussion at a Fall Energy Fair hosted by Transition Guelph. Click here for a brochure or visit http://transitionguelph.org/events.php for details.

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Solar presence video 3

August 28, 2011

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Last one. 

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Solar presence video 2

August 27, 2011

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Another one.

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Increasing Solar Presence

August 26, 2011

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The presence of solar power is becoming more visible.  We see it in our community.  It was also clearly visible in London when I was at the annual meeting of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. I was recently sent several videos that speak to the growing presence of solar in Ontario’s energy landscape.  I […]

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The green economy

August 19, 2011


Five or ten years ago, having a reputation as a “green” city might have been viewed as a barrier to economic development and business attraction. But today, being green is good for business. In Guelph, we have proven that prosperity and sustainability go hand in hand. Our Community Energy Initiative is a perfect example. The […]

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New Transit logo and hybrid vehicle

August 17, 2011

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Along with Councillors Todd Dennis and June Hofland, members of staff and the public, I was on hand today for the unveiling of a new vehicle in Transit’s fleet. The vehicle is special for two reasons: It is the first vehicle to display Guelph Transit’s new logo It is the first hybrid vehicle in Guelph […]

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Community energy goals align

August 5, 2011

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Guelph’s exciting progress in meeting our Community Energy goals is an example of how the cooperative policies of two spheres of government can make a tangible, positive impact. City Council unanimously endorsed the Community Energy Plan in April 2007.  Almost two years later, the Provincial legislature passed Bill 150, the Green Energy and Economy Act, […]

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Solar Energy Co-op proposed for Guelph

May 20, 2011

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Exciting potential on the renewable energy front for Guelph. Click here to read more.

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City uses methane gas from the Wastewater treatment Facility to fuel vehicle

December 4, 2010

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The strength of the City’s Community Energy Initiative is the integrated approach it takes to looking at energy efficiency and generation. This is a great example of that integrated thinking. A new pilot project underway will allow the City of Guelph to fuel a City vehicle with methane gas generated from the Wastewater Treatment Facility. […]

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