Who is OSEA?
The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is Ontario’s lead advocate, facilitator and catalyst for sector transformation and the transition to a more sustainable energy economy.
We are championing policy and regulatory change for a more sustainable society powered, heated, cooled and transported by a portfolio of sustainable energy.
Our vision is of a prosperous Ontario with a thriving sustainable energy sector, good jobs, resilient communities and healthy environments powered, heated, cooled and moved by portfolios of sustainable energy.
Our mission is to raise public awareness, advise decision makers and establish forums for new market opportunities and collaboration.
Who does OSEA represent?
OSEA serves as an advocate for individuals, manufacturers, installers, developers, municipalities, First Nations, unions, farmers, co-operatives and other community organizations, NGO's and other associations supportive of, and engaged in, the full portfolio of sustainable energy solutions.
Who does OSEA work with?
Our partners include likely and unlikely allies who want to be part of OSEA's collaborative efforts to grow the pie for all Ontarians creating a more sustainable province and who want to help tackle the root causes of social friction during the energy transition to a portfolio of 100% sustainable energy.
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 an array of distributed sources matched in scale and quality to the end use. It isn't just about more electricity. It 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 remains healthy and capable of supporting future generations indefinitely.
What is included in the portfolio of Sustainable Energy?
- Conservation, energy efficiency and demand management
- Renewable heat and electricity generation
- High efficiency Combined heat and power (CHP) and district energy
- Energy storage
- Green buildings
- Transportation that is powered by hydrogen, electricity, human or animal
- energy, and other non-fossil fuels h. Community, public and commercial ownership of these structure
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.
OSEA current by-laws were last ratified September 8, 2010
Download: OSEA Bylaws ()