CoEnergy Co-operative is pushing MPs tasked with coordinating the COVID19 economic stimulus plans to include a focus on community investment in clean energy. CoEnergy is working alongside six other clean energy co-operatives from across Canada to urge recovery plan to unlock community capital towards a clean, resilient future.
The opportunity to mobilize community capital towards a clean energy future addresses concerns of how this transition will be funded. This approach also allows opportunities for collective, democratic ownership of clean energy projects. What’s more, co-operative ownership facilitates the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The communities in which these projects are located are those who stand to benefit not only as investors in these initiatives, but also who enjoy greater community resiliency, comfort, and productivity.