Who is OSEA?
OSEA is a respected advocate, facilitator and business catalyst bringing the public, commercial and community sustainable energy sector and their supporters together to address emerging trends. We do this by providing access to credible partners, networking opportunities, independent research and stakeholder engagement, timely communication of trusted information, tools and techniques and through policy and regulatory reform. OSEA is a non-partisan, member-based non-profit dedicated to inspiring and enabling the people of Ontario to improve the environment, economy and their health by conserving and producing clean, renewable energy in their homes, businesses and communities.
Who does OSEA represent?
Members include individuals, manufacturers, installers, developers, municipalities, First Nations, farmers, co-operatives and other community organizations that support OSEA's mission.
What is sustainability?
Sustainability refers to meeting our own needs and improving the quality of our lives while ensuring the ecological system that sustains us is healthy and capable of supporting future generations.
What is Sustainable Energy?
Sustainable energy involves the effective and efficient production and use of energy from various distributed sources matched in scale and quality to the end use. Proponents of sustainable energy recognize that energy is a means to an end, not the end itself. Sustainable energy is about producing and using energy in a way that meets our needs and improves the quality of our lives while also ensuring that the ecological system that sustains us, our economy and society is healthy and capable of supporting future generations at a similar level long into the future.
What is included in the portfolio of Sustainable Energy?
Sustainable Energy includes conservation, energy efficiency, demand management, smart buildings, thermal and electrical storage, smart-grids, district energy networks, combined heat and power, waste energy capture and renewable heat and electricity from biomass, wind, water, geothermal and solar energy.
What is Community Power?
Community Power is a class of sustainable energy projects that are owned, developed and controlled in full or in part (50 per cent or more) by residents of the community in which the project is located.
Vision: Every Ontarian conserves energy and generates sustainable energy either as a household or as part of a local community-owned business, contributing to the rapid transition to 100% sustainable energy.
Mission: To be recognized as one of Ontario’s most respected sustainable energy advocates and facilitators by providing credible, accurate and timely information and an unparalleled network of community and commercial sector supporters and participants.
OSEA current by-laws were last ratified September 8, 2010
Download: OSEA Bylaws ()