CCSC Public Lecture ~ A Census of Canada’s Renewable Energy Co-operatives: Key Findings
Canada has a small but growing renewable energy co-operatives (RECs) sector. To better understand the role it currently plays and could play in Canada’s energy transition, the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, with the support of the Co-operators, conducted a census of the sector. The census collected data on everything from the amount and type of REC energy production to the size and composition of RECs boards and how many people they employed. It augmented these data with 24 semi-structured interviews to better understand the barriers and enablers to REC success. This event will present the Census findings and provide recommendations on a path forward.
Marc-André Pigeon - Director and Strategic Research Fellow at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and Assistant Professor at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Martin Boucher - faculty lecturer at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Renata Leonhardt - PhD student at the University of Victoria